BANDIPUR: The sheep population in Bandipore district has gone up to 1.94 lakh including 1.30 lakh cross bred. The wool and mutton production has been recorded 2.60 lakh kgs and 6.10 lakh kgs respectively in the district during past 9 months.
This was stated during an awareness camp organized by Sheep Husbandry Department here today. Chaired by Assistant Commissioner Revenue Bandipore, District Sheep Husbandry Officer, Bandipore, experts, senior doctors and progressive farmers were present on this occasion.
In order to inspire sheep rearers, various schemes were highlighted and the incentives being provided to desirous farmers were emphasized during the camp. It was told that the district having a high potential viz pastures etc can develop the sheep sector and as such the sheep rearers by adopting different schemes can earn good profits and can make their economy better.
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