Soon farmers will be able to call an ambulance to care for their livestock at home

The Union government will soon provide 450 ambulances to Uttar Pradesh for the treatment of farm animals at home.

Union State Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries Sanjeev Baliyan shared it on Sunday. The minister said that the Union government had procured 4,500 ambulances and 450 ambulances would be allocated to Uttar Pradesh.

He said these ambulances would provide care for sick animals in farmers’ homes. A doctor, a pharmacist, an assistant and a driver would be delegated to each ambulance so that care and medication could be provided on site to the sick animal. The minister further shared that the union and state governments will jointly operate this program. All ambulances would be equipped with GPS for monitoring. Expenses incurred on salaries and other expenses would be shared by the Union and the state governments in a ratio of 60 to 40%.

The minister added that these ambulances would be delegated to the block level across the state from next month.

“This would solve a major problem for farmers and provide immediate and effective treatment to sick animals,” the minister said in a chat with reporters after the inauguration of the National-backed Harit Pradesh Dugdh Utpadak Company. Dairy Development Board (NDDB).

Baliyan also informed that the Union and State governments are working to develop and support the concept of cooperatives. The central government received a fund from 1600 crore from Japan to develop cooperatives. The program would first operate in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

The Minister said that the NDDB is extending its support to enterprises like “Harit Pradesh Dugdh Utpadak” so that farmers can derive maximum benefit from dairy production.

He said the cooperatives would collect milk from their member farmers and supply it to Mother Dairy. The minister said that farmers who raise animals would benefit from these cooperatives. The company ‘Harit Pradesh Dugdh Utpaadak’ is currently operating in the districts of Muzaffarnagar, Bulandshahar, Shamli, Meerut, Bijnor, Hapur and Saharanpur in western Uttar Pradesh and collects over 1.35 lakh liters of milk daily from of 1500 farmers.

He said that at a later stage, these organizations would establish their factories locally as well to prepare dairy products to provide other monetary benefits to farmers. The minister said the dairy council has established 19 farmer-owned organizations from Rajasthan, Gujrat, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar and that the “Harit Pradesh Dugdh Utpaadak Company” is one of them. .

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