Haryana Governor, Mr. Satyadeo Narain Aryan said that in order to double the income of farmers in the state, new schemes should be implemented for development of livestock.
Mr. Arya was interacting with Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister, Mr. O.P. Dhankar and senior officers of the Department after releasing booklet ‘Prakritik Pashu Chikitsa Padhti’ published by Haryana Pashu Chikitsak Parishad and Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department, at Haryana Raj Bhawan, here today.
He said that Haryana is a state which has immense possibilities of livestock development. Keeping in view these possibilities, the Department has done commendable job in the field of cattle breed improvement and veterinary as a result of which Haryana is at number second position in terms of per capita milk availability.
He said that about Rs 24.98 crore were being spent under Cattle and Buffalo Breeding and Dairy Development Programme which would improve the breeds of Sahiwal and Gir, and would double the income of farmers. Haryana is leading in the field of animal husbandry, therefore, special steps are being taken for veterinary, he added.
Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister, Mr. O.P. Dhankar informed that Mobile Veterinary Unit Scheme is being launched in Haryana. Under this scheme, a team of doctors would reach the doorstep of people on a phone call to give treatment to sick cattle.
This is a revolutionary step in the field of veterinary. He said that Rs 30 crore was being spent on Gaushalas in the state for protection of cows. Apart from this, solar systems were being installed in gaushalas at 90 per cent subsidy.
On this occasion, Mr. Dhankar presented Logo of the Department to the Governor.