Samoon inaugrates Diagnostic Labs at Sumbal, Bandipora; Veterinary Dispensary at Nesbal

KHAN REFAT
Reviewes livestock progress
BANDIPORA, JULY 26: Principal Secretary Animal/Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, today conducted an extensive tour of district Bandipora during which he inaugurated Diagnostic Labs at Sumbal and Bandipora which are equivalent to grade 1 veterinary hospitals. About Rs. 60 lakh have been incurred on execution of these labs under central sponsored RIDF Scheme. District Development Commissioner Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Director Animal Husbandry Kashmir, Dr M Y Chaproo, Joint Director Animal Research Dr Tahir Hussain Baigh were present on the occasion.
     Samoon also inaugrated Veterinary Dispensary at Nesbal, constructed at a cost of Rs 11.60 lakh under  centrally sponsored scheme Establishment and Strengthening of Veterinary Hospitals and Dispensary (ESVHD).
       Speaking on the occasion Dr Samoon said these  veterinary institutions will provide added diagnostic and medical facilities at door steps as till now these facilities were available at Srinagar only .
          Dr Samoon also inspected District Veterinary Complex  at Bandipora and went around verious sections including Artificial Breeding Station, Poultry Rearing Space, Vaccine Bank and Diagnostic Laboratory and interacted with Veterinary doctors and para vets.
       He also took a review meeting with the concerned Officers and got appraisal regarding achievement of Animal/ Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries department.He also gave various on spot decisions to make the field functionaries more vibrant and responsive.He directed for construction of Farmers Training Hall and operation theater for small and large animals at Bandipora , for which he asked Director Animal Husbandry to submit DPRs. He directed for posting of senior Veterinary Assistant Surgeons to Gurez and Tulial areas.
       Reviewing the sheep husbandry  sector, it was informed that sheep / goat population has reached 2.52 lakh.while. as yearly  mutton production has gone up to 13 lakh kgs.
     Taking stock of Fisheries sector, the principal Secretary said that incentives for fishermen will be increased to boost the fisheries Sector  in the district.
     It was also given out that the Animal Husbandry Department Bandipora has achieved target of 90,000 tonnes milk while as egg production reached to 4.48 million .
     Referring to  vacancies of Veterinary Assistant Surgeons,  Mr Samoon said that all vacant  posts of VAS and Para vets would be filled up soon through PSC and SSRB.
      Samoon also announced provision of pick up Van / Ambulance for critically ail animals.He also directed for establishment of small hatchery for back yard poultry Rearing in the district.
   He also called for establishment of Modal Dairy / Poultry units  to address the problem of unemployed youth.
       Later, the principal Secretary visited DC office Bandipora and get brief regarding developmental scenario of the district from District Development Commissioner Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary.
      During the visit, among others Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Bandipora Dr Altaf Hussain Kangoo, District Sheep Husbandry Officer Bandipora Dr Basharat Kathoo and Technical Officer Dr.Aarif Mohammad Khan.

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