Hajin: Sheep Husbandry Department Bandipora organised a one-day awareness camp for sheep farmers in the Gund Prang area of Bandipora district on Wednesday. The camp was presided over by Sheep and Wool Development Officer Hajin Dr Nuzhat Wali. Dr Irfan was also in the presidium. The event saw massive participation of PRIs, beneficiaries and youth of the area.
SDO, Hajin Dr Nuzhat Wali said the livestock healthcare facilities have been upgraded in the district and the field staff has been given explicit directions to provide quality health cover to the farmers at their doorsteps to ensure 100% coverage.
Dr Nuzhat impressed upon the participants, especially the youth, to come forward and become partners in efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in mutton and wool production.
She urged the participants to insure their livestock on subsidized rates under the NLM scheme and also urged the youth to come forward to avail the benefits of govt schemes.
Dr Irfan while speaking on the occasion said that the department always takes in confidence public representatives while distributing benefits among the farmers. “Our aim is to upgrade your level so that your income gets doubled. The Government of India is bringing around 2700 new breeds for Kashmir from New Zealand and Switzerland,” he said.
The participants hailed the efforts of the department in reaching out to the farmers and prompt grievances redressal. They expressed hope that the community shall be given their due share in sheep units as they play a pivotal role in promoting the sheep farming sector in the area.
The programme concluded with the distribution of ray grass seed kits among the participants by the department.