SRINAGAR: Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation Athar Amir Khan on Saturday visited Animal Birth Control and Anti Rabies vaccination centre at Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry –SKUAST campus Shuhama to review the ongoing sterilization program on stray dogs.
He was accompanied by senior officers of the Corporation from Veterinary services wing SMC and Works division SMC represented by Municipal Veterinary Officer Dr Javaid A Rather and Joint Commissioner Works and Prof Dr Jalaludin Parah from FVSc AH Shuhama .
He was informed that ABC ARV facility at veterinary College Campus Shuhama is functional and three more Projects are in pipeline including the one at Tengpora on which about 80 percent works are accomplished.
Out of three projects two shall be coming up in pre fabricated and prefinished material and by the establishment of these projects, the volume of daily sterilizations shall be enhanced upto 240 surgeries a day.
Athar stressed upon the need of urgent completion of these projects so that the objective of sterilization of 75 % of the stray dog population is achieved in a time bound manner in view of the rapid proliferation rate of stray dogs with two to three breeding seasons a year, stressed upon the engineers to take up the projects on war footing for earliest stabilization of population in the city.
On spot directions were passed for face lifting of existing facility including some renovations.