Sheep Breeders Conference held at SKICC

SRINAGAR: The Minister of State for Animal and Sheep Husbandry Mr. Nazir Ahmad Gurezi has called for launching vigorous awareness to educate the farmers and breeders about the latest techniques and the schemes meant for promotion of the sheep and cattle besides welfare of farmers. He said that the awareness camps will generally help in transferring scientific research to the breeders and will ensure implementing of modern technology at the grass root level. He called for establishment of Cooperative Societies in the State.

The Minister was addressing Breeders Conference at SKICC today. The conference was organized by the Animal Husbandry Department. 

The Minister said that departmental teams comprising officials from each district would be deputed to other States including Gujarat to study cooperative structure so that similar practice are established in the State.        

Mr. Gurezi said that under Animal Husbandry Sector several welfare schemes have been launched by the government for the benefit of the farming community and breeders with an objective to improve their living standards. He said Government is committed to upgrade the socio-economic conditions of the weaker section of the society.

He said in this regard need is to publicize the welfare schemes so that maximum lot to be benefitted. He also appealed the people especially youth to come forward and take advantage of these schemes. He said unemployment is the big challenge for the Government but Omar led Government is keen to tackle this problems by introducing various schemes.

The Minister directed the officers to provide timely inputs besides proper advice to breeders and ensure availability of medicines at every veterinary center.    

Later, the Minister distributed awards and citations among the breeders. 

Secretary, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Mrs. Sarita Chouhan, Director Animal Husbandry, Jammu, Director Animal Husbandry Kashmir, Chief Animal Husbandry Officers and  a large number of breeders, farmers, prominent citizens and officers of Animals Husbandry department were attended the conference.

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