Kulgam daily milk producing touches 4.50 lakh liters : CAHO

KULGAM: The District Kulgam is producing 4.50 lac liters of milk per day and the department of Animal husbandry is continuously guiding and supporting the farmers by extending technical, medical and financial assistance through various schemes of the government to boost the sector.
This was revealed by the Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Kulgam, Dr.Nisar Ahmad while highlighting the progress and achievements of the department recorded during the current fiscal.
He added that during the current financial year Health cover was provided to 1, 30,000 cattle besides 3, 18, 000 deworming doses for Liver fluke and intestinal worms were administered to cattle in the district.
With regard to the distribution of medicines, CAHO added that medicines worth Rs. 61 lac were made available to farmers out of Govt supplies Besides HS and BQ vaccination of cattle.
He added that the department carried out an intensive FMD vaccination drive under National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) and 92886 animals (100%) received FMD vaccination during the drive.
Under Centrally Sponsored scheme-Nationwide Artificial insemination Programme (NAIP), 1, 26, 370 free of cost AI’s were conducted resulting in the birth of 38614 number of elite crossbred calves during 2021-2022.

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