J&K organizes ‘Vishal Pashudhan Vyapar Mela’ to boost dairy farming and milk sufficiency
The Animal and Sheep Breeding Department organized a Vishal Pashudhan Vyapar Mela in Lakhanpur in the Kathua district to promote the expansion of animal husbandry activities in the Union territory. The government hopes to achieve dairy self-sufficiency through this program.
“This ‘mela’ is an excellent initiative to improve dairy farming in the Union territory and to strengthen the interaction between buyer and supplier,” the chief secretary of animal husbandry told media on Sunday. and Navin Kumar Choudhary sheep.
“This step will greatly help Jammu and Kashmir to achieve the goal of becoming self-sufficient in milk production,” he added.
Yasha Mudgal, the secretary of the cooperative department, was the guest of honor at the event, and Choudhary and Mudgal jointly inaugurated the mela.
“Just like Punjab and other states, this mela is organized here. The animals that help dairy farming are here. I hope that through this project, the Union territory gets sufficient milk production. I am happy that the government of Jammu and Kashmir has made such an arrangement, ”said Mohammad Sadiq, a buyer.
“This government decision would help save time and money for farmers who would otherwise have to travel to neighboring states to buy excellent livestock,” said KK Khajuria, another local at the event.
The mela, organized by the Department of Animal and Sheep Breeding, is the first of its kind, encouraging the sale and acquisition of a variety of varieties of cows, buffaloes, sheep and goats.
Vishal Pashudhan Vyapar Mela
At a similar event held in Jammu and Kashmir in July this year, Choudhary highlighted recent government initiatives to achieve self-sufficiency in milk production, saying that the easing of production-related programs dairy, animal and sheep farming was received tremendously, with over Rs. 10 crore rupees in grants paid to farmers through various programs during the past year.
He explained that the goal of implementing empowerment programs in animal and sheep farming was to make J&K self-sufficient in milk production, as the state currently imports more than 25% of its production. milk from Punjab and Haryana. On July 21, the Principal Secretary of Animal and Sheep Breeding, Navin Kumar Choudhary, inaugurated the “Two Day Vishal Pashudhan Vyapar Mela” at the Hiranagar Sports Stadium, Kathau District, KwaZulu-Natal Territory. Union of Jammu and Kashmir.