Greater involvement of youth in farming to boost livestock production: Samoon

Greater involvement of youth in farming to boost livestock production: Samoon
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‘Introduce innovative techniques to ensure better delivery services to farmers’

SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary, Animal & Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Asgar Hassan Samoon on Thursday stressed for appropriate measures to boost the livestock production in the state to become self-sufficient in the mutton and poultry needs of the consumers.
He also stressed greater involvement of youth in the farming sector which has vast potential in the state, adding that youth should come forward to set up their livelihood units and to avail various government schemes. He called upon the field functionaries to highlight the government schemes and their benefits to attract unemployed youth to avail their optimum benefits and overcoming the unemployment problem and contributing towards state’s economy, an official handout read.
Samoon said this after visiting Small Ruminant Hospital, Lal Mandi & Poultry Project Hari Parbat Srinagar.
He held detailed deliberations with officers of Animal & Sheep Husbandry Departments, Kashmir and issued instructions regarding up-gradation of existing facilities in these units, the handout read. He also inspected various units of the hospitals including surgery unit, new laboratory, diagnostic treatment unit and called upon the concerned to introduce innovative techniques to ensure better delivery of services to the farmers of the state.
Samoon said that services of ambulatory clinics, integrated poultry farming, feed mill on modern lines and poultry markets will be established in every district of the state. He said that state-of-the-art Farmers Training Institute with hostel facilities would also be established at Hari Parbat, besides Poultry Development Board would be constituted, it added.