Budgam produces 1.60 crore litres of milk per month

SRINAGAR: Milk production in central Kashmir’s Budgam district has reached 1.60 crore litres per month, of which 8,000 litres are supplied to other parts of the Valley daily.
The information was given in a workshop-cum-awareness camp organised Tuesday by the Animal Husbandry Department of the district, an official handout issued here said.
The camp was attended by progressive farmers affiliated with cattle farming while District Development Commissioner Mir Altaf presided over the event, it said.
“At present, the district has about 1.78 lakh cattle of various breeds, and of these 59,560 are milk-producing cows. A total of 136 veterinary institutions operate round the clock in the district. Observation and insemination facilities have been kept available with trained staff. During the current year about 68,590 artificial inseminations were carried out from the concerned veterinary units of the department,” the handout quoted the Chief Animal Husbandry Officer as saying at the event.
He, as per the handout, also revealed that the district’s total poultry population is 5.55 lakh, producing about 60 lakh eggs per month.