Adopt modern techniques to make JK sufficient in agro produce: Minister

Adopt modern techniques to make JK sufficient in agro produce: Minister
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Inspects Sheep Products Dev Board, Stock Asstt Training Class, Disease Investigation Lab in Jmu

JAMMU: Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Gani Kohli on Saturday visited Sheep & Sheep Products Development Board, Jammu and took stock of its functioning.
He also inspected Stock Assistants Training Class and Disease Investigation Lab of Sheep Husbandry at Kartholi Bari Brahmna and enquired about the facilities available in these units, an official handout read.
According to the handout, 15623 different types of blood sera, faecal samples, etc. of sheep and goat have been analysed so far. Presently 5.63 kg lakh wool is available and an amount of Rs 2.5 cr have been earned against the wool sale so far by the board, it read.
During the visit to Central Artificial Breeding Station, Hakkal Jammu, the minister was apprised that the station had a capacity of 10 lakh doses and at present about 5 lakh doses are prepared and distributed in Jammu province at a cost of Rs 30 per dose.
During 2016-2017, 3.88 lakh semen doses were prepared and earned revenue of Rs 1.14 crore. 3.30 lakh doses were prepared at a cost of Rs 82 lakh during the current fiscal, the handout read.
Kohli directed for up-gradation of lab with modern facilities and also asked the concerned for preparing of Detailed Project Report (DPR) in this regard and submit the same to the concerned quarter for arrangement of funds.
He also directed them to “work with utmost dedication” and “live up with the expectations of the people” and ensure to “educate livestock rearers about the latest techniques and the schemes” meant for their welfare.
He urged officers to “work in synergy and adopt modern techniques” to make the State of Jammu and Kashmir sufficient in mutton, eggs, poultry and milk, etc. to reduce import of these items from other states.
He also directed for organising of massive awareness camps so that common people and unemployed youth would take benefits of the schemes of the department, the handout added.