Webinar on Zoonoses, COVID-19 and Societal Solutions and Approaches
It is to be informed that School of Agriculture with School of Basic and Applied Sciences jointly conducted an online weekly lecture series on COVID -19 and its impacts on natural resources and biodiversity during 16th May 2020 to 22nd May 2020. The fourth day of the lecture series, on 19th May 2020 was an informative and interactive seminar on &ldquoZoonoses, COVID-19 and Societal Solutions and Approaches delivered by Dr. M. Muruganandam, Principal Scientist from ICAR - Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation (ICAR-IISWC), Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Dr. Muruganandam elaborated the status of zoonotic potentials on healthcare of animals and human beings and the available technological options. The speaker highlighted the significance of various zoonotic diseases and infections that affect the health of the people and the environment. Required categorical managerial solutions and approaches including personalized solutions, integrated watershed management interventions, technological support for farming communities and wildlife managers.
Dr. Muruganandam explained various watershed management technologies that would protect natural resources and far4m animals while briefing the importance and support needs of livestock development, fisheries production and wildlife management especially during this pandemic COVID-19 era. He advocated to bring-in more research and products using herbal based and indigenous medicines to cure many zoonotic diseases sonce most farmers depend on traditional medicines and treatment.