Baramulla, May 18: In a significant initiative towards augmentation of veterinary care and treatment in Baramulla district, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department, Atal Dulloo, Thursday visited Pattan where he inaugurated Veterinary hospital and mega Fertility Camp held under Holistic Agriculture Development Programme (HADP).
Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar, Director General, Sheep Husbandry Department, Bashir Ahmad Khan, Director Animal Husbandry Kashmir, Purnima Mittal, Chief Executive officer Livestock, Dr Balbir Singh, SDM Pattan and other officers were present.
The programme was participated by progressive farmers, local farm women and other concerned stakeholders including youth.
After inaugurating Veterinary hospital, Atal Dulloo complimented the people for the facility and asserted that the hospital will tremendously augment animal care and treatment in the area. The facility coming up on modern lines at a cost of Rs 1.92 crore will house drug store, medical facility, operation theatre besides quarters for doctors and staff, he added.
ACS informed that the hospital will have all sophisticated and latest equipments that will focus on treating animals under the supervision of doctors and trained professionals.
During his visit, Atal Dulloo also inaugurated Mega Fertility Camp held under HADP meant to resolve the infertility problem among the cattle. He was informed that cows and other animals will be treated free of cost for various fertility related problems by means of hormonal treatment.
Later, Additional Chief Secretary held a brief interaction with the local progressive farmers under HADP and sought feedback regarding their achievements in the sector.
Atal Dulloo asked the officers to ensure that benefit of all schemes related to agriculture and allied sectors should percolate to all eligible and deserving farmers across the district. He added that increasing productivity, production and farmer income is among the top priorities of the UT administration.
Elaborating further, ACS said that imparting training to the budding farmers should be of pivotal importance for the district administration.
Dr Syed Sehrish, while addressing the event, said that the hospital is expected to serve the farmers of the area rearing milch animals by providing them better services thus fulfilling the increasing demand for modern animal care and treatment.
DC also briefed that district administration is carrying out various training programmes on “Holistic Agriculture Development Plan” during which people are being educated about various departmental schemes like KCC, Cattle Insurance, Dairy Development schemes etc.
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