World Veterinary Day:VC-SKUAST urges veterinary scientists to work for upgradation of livestock-sector

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SRINAGAR: The Sher-i—Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Technology, Kashmir, Saturday commemorated the World Veterinary Day at Faculty of Veterinary Science, Shuhama.

Speaking on the occasion, the Vice-chancellor, SKUAST-Kashmir, Prof Nazeer Ahmed urged the veterinary scientists to work for upgrading the livestock sector along modern lines and disseminate information of new technology in livestock industry among the growing entrepreneurs.

The faculty members and students of the faculty attended the function.

He said Jammu and Kashmir relies on outside states to meet its livestock demands. He said by using latest technology our state has the potential to not only become self-sufficient in livestock production but we can also export it to other states.  

The vice-chancellor also called for promoting livestock entrepreneurship among the educated youths of Kashmir while stressing on modernising the livestock sector. He urged the scientists at the University to see European countries as a model for establishing sustainable livestock industry.

He said our State has huge potential to achieve self-sufficiency in animal products and by-products and further it for changing the scenario from import-based to export of livestock and associated products. The World Veterinary Day is commemorated to highlight the work of veterinary professionals who work to improve human and animal welfare, food safety, practices of animal transport, environmental conservation and protection. 

Earlier, President of Veterinary Scientist’s Association, Prof SA. Kamil highlighted the importance of livestock sector, fisheries and wildlife vis-a-vis the state economy and ecology. 

He called upon the state government to set up a veterinary university in the area in order to undertake area specific research and harness the opportunities envisaged in the topical agro climatic conditions of Jammu and Kashmir.

 

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