SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Asgar Hassan Samoon on Tuesday visited Directorate of Animal Husbandry Kashmir (DAHK) to review its functioning and developmental schemes.
During the inspection, at Central Veterinary Hospital, he interacted with doctors and applauded their efforts in treating all kinds of animals like sheep, goat, pets and other large animals.
Samoon also evaluated various pets in the hospital and interacted with the pet owners and various livestock farmers rearing sheep, goat and checked various medicines being provided to farmers on 75% subsidy, a handout read.
He appreciated the use of frozen semen technology adopted by the department for upgradation of local livestock.
While interacting with officers of Poultry Marketing Division apprised Samoon regarding the establishment of sale units for dressed broiler birds and table eggs.
After inspecting various offices in the campus, Samoon also chaired a meeting of all campus officers, who apprised him of the functioning of the department and various interventions required for proper implementation of various developmental schemes and programmes, the handout further read.
He applauded the efforts of the department in the prompt containment of FMD (Foot & Mouth Disease) outbreak in a valley.
Samoon agreed in principle for the need to establish permanent livestock check post at Mughal Road as well as the need for relocation of existing check-post which is also a quarantine station at Zig Lower Munda, Qazigund, the handout added.