Animal Husbandry Deptt conducts awareness campaign in 4 districts of Jammu Division – Kashmir Reader
JAMMU: Extension and Publicity Wing of the Jammu Livestock Department has concluded the extensive three-day awareness campaign launched in the hilly districts of Rajouri, Poonch, Reasi and Udhampur.
The campaign was organized according to the instructions of the director of the Jammu breeding, Dr Sagar D. Doifode.
During the tour, awareness camps were organized in several villages in the districts concerned in the presence of sarpanches, panches in addition to a large number of farmers including women and officers and officials of the department.
During the sensitization camps, the extension agent, Dr Vinay Kumar Gupta and his team of agents explained the benefits under various projects / programs of the Jammu Livestock Department to the farmers and urged them to come forward, to partner with the department and take advantage of the incentives in the form of an unprecedented 50% subsidy on different components, viz. Dairy units and milk collection, processing and transport infrastructure, creation of a factory / feed plant, silage baling and packaging unit, TMR block manufacturing unit, mini tractors, start-up of new poultry farms, cage vehicle for transporting poultry, etc. for their socio-economic uplift.
In line with the series of initiatives taken by Livestock Manager Jammu to ensure that the surplus milk in the Jammu Division is currently in milk deficit, special emphasis has been placed on expanding the scope of the program. integrated dairy development.
The need to introduce more and more good quality dairy animals to the division’s hinterland was highlighted to increase milk production in addition to job creation.
On the sidelines of the awareness camps, farmers’ questions regarding various health problems of their livestock were also addressed and appropriate treatment was suggested, if necessary. Important advice on good nutrition, housing and general animal care to improve their productivity was also provided to farmers.
The farmers greatly appreciated the efforts of the Jammu Livestock Department to put more emphasis on the welfare of the farmers through the creation of many employment-generating avenues through various programs popular in the department. They also expressed their gratitude to the department for carrying out much needed mass awareness campaigns and making the latest techniques and interventions in the dairy and poultry sectors accessible to farmers also living in remote areas.