Srinagar: Intensifying the protest for the 8th consecutive day, (Unemployed Veterinary Doctors Association) UVDA on Wednesday called for lock-down of the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Shuhama.
All the students of the college including PG and PhD scholars locked the gate of the premises and shouted slogans for immediate advertisement of all vacancies in Animal and Sheep Husbandry Departments.
In a statement issued here, they claimed 220 DPC posts in Animal Husbandry and 100 DPC posts in Sheep Husbandry are vacant.
They also demanded Rescheduling of the Screening Test held by JKPSC on Feb 6, which excluded nearly 700 applicants out of 750. The demand also included clearance of 420 post file which is currently in the Finance Department and is rolling on the tables since March 2007 with file No. ASH/PLan-670/2007.
The protest ended with a pledge that they will continue and intensify their protest till government takes any concrete measure.
Pertinently, the state which should export livestock and livestock products is still importing the same worth hundreds of Crores annually from different states like Punjab and Rajasthan, thus draining the state economy and leading to economic dependence of people on outside, the statement said.
“The state is importing about 14 lac sheep annually contributing about 280 lac kgs of mutton. The same costs about 7160 million rupees to state. The mutton requirement to state is about 1121.78 lac kgs but we able to produce only 300.62 lac kgs and are deficit in 821.16 lac kgs. We are importing 382 lac Day Old Chicks anually draining an income of about 764 million rupees. We are importing about 59.18 lac broilers, 18.14 lac layers 5.03 lac parents and 153.86 lac eggs anually which amounts to about 935.208 million rupees.”