Fast re­turns

Down to Earth - - EDITOR’S PAGE -

DownToEarth trav­els to Haryana's Jind district to meet Ra­jesh Ku­mar, who runs a rab­bit farm. He says farm­ers are slowly tak­ing up rab­bit farm­ing to sup­ple­ment their in­come from agri­cul­ture since it re­quires less in­vest­ment. Rab­bits breed fast and kits can be sold within months of being born. Rab­bits are prac­ti­cally dis­ease­free and their feed is af­ford­able to farm­ers. Cur­rently, rab­bits are sup­plied mainly to lab­o­ra­to­ries, but a mar­ket for their meat is de­vel­op­ing slowly.

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