SRINAGAR: Governor N N Vohra on Tuesday called for extensive research and innovations in the state’s animal husbandry sector to “fully harness” its potential.
An official handout issued here said the Governor inaugurated the 39th annual congress of ‘Indian Society for Veterinary Surgery (ISVS)’ and national symposium on ‘Recent Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment of Surgical Disorders in Ruminants and Equines with Particular Applicability in Hilly Terrain’ at the SK University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology -Kashmir (SKUAST-K) here.
The event was organised by the Veterinary Surgery and Radiology Division, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, of SKUAST-K, it said.
Governor, as per the handout, said, “The state, given its vast area, suitable climate, availability of good pasture lands, and a large community that has invaluable knowledge and experience of breeding horses, sheep, and cattle, should lose no more time in fully harnessing the available potential of the animal husbandry sector.”
He stressed on the importance of initiating extensive research work and innovations in this sector “for the overall benefit to the economy of the state and upliftment of the farmers”.
He asked the scientists of SKUAST-K “to do extensive research work in this field for promoting the prosperity of the state and its farmers”.
Vohra appreciated various steps initiated recently by the Department of Animal Husbandry. He lauded the initiative of establishing hatchery for strengthening the poultry sector in the state.