JAMMU: Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli Tuesday called for conducting bench mark survey of two Scheduled Tribe population villages in the State so that these villages can be developed as Diary Villages.
He said that an amount of Rs 2 crore has already been sanctioned for the purpose. The Minister was addressing a meeting convened to review the functioning of Animal and Sheep Husbandry departments and the projects prepared by the concerned departments for establishing Dairy Villages in the State.
The Minister also instructed the concerned officials to formulate the projects on modern lines adding that the projects should be in order to boost milk and dairy economy in the State. He also stressed on generating awareness about the use of latest technology among the animal rearers.
The Minister said that it is vital that the human resource is kept abreast with the latest know-how in the field so that the field functionaries help the farmers in increasing milk and dairy production.
Commissioner Secretary, Animal and Sheep Husbandry R K Bhagat briefed the meeting about the activities of these departments.
Earlier, representatives of Pai Engineering Services Pvt Limited met the Minister and briefed the Minister about the benefits of Pai Shelters.