Kulgam , July 28 2018: Principal Secretary Animal/Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, today conducted an extensive tour of district Kulgam where in he visited different fish farms starting from Bohgund Private Rainbow Trout farm in which stocking of rainbow Trout seed was caried , Tchansar Trout Fish
Farm Kulgam and inspection Trout rearing unit at Chawalgam.
Earlier Principal secretary Dr Asgar Samoon in presence of District Development commissioner kulgam Dr Shameem Ahmad Wani and Director Animal husbandry distributed 2500 birds (chicks), financial assistance of Rs 10000 for construction of poultry house ,medicines and feeder bottles among 25 beneficiaries under central government scheme National Live Stock Mission (NLM) at rest house Chawalgam kulgam. It was given out that a total number of 90 beneficiaries have been selected by the District level Committee for providing these benefits under NLM Scheme.
Speaking on the occasion Samoon said that Animal Husbandry and allied activities have potential to transform the economic landscape of this district and can act as a vital sector for empowerment of poor people especially women folk which are mostly engaged in this sector.He also interacted with progressive farmers who highlighted their issues confronting before them farmers and assured them that their issues will be redressed at an earliest.
later Dr Samoon chaired a meeting to take stock of achievements of the Animal Husbandry and allied department.
Dr Samoon was briefed about the achievement s and progress made so far During the current financial year through a PowerPoint presentation. The house was informed that milk production in District kulgam has surplus milk is 2.5 lakh liters of milk per day with 874.55gm/ per capital availability of milk per day. Total cross bred population in the district stands at 100419.
Threadbare discussion was also held on the burning issues confronting the department. It was given out that District Kulgam doesn’t have the facility of District Veterinary Hospital. Dr Samoon directed the Director Animal Husbandry and DDC Kulgam that land should be identified immediately and DPR to be submitted so that work on the long pending issue may be taken on immediate basis.
It was also given out that the district is lacking in Liquid Nitrogen Plant which is vital for cattle breeding as artificial insemination cannot be possible without this facility and resulting into repeat breeding in cattle and consequent monetary loss to farmers.
Dr Samoon directed the concerned officials to submit the DPR so that funds will be released for setting up of ultra modern Liquid Nitrogen Plant in the district .
Dr Samoon also emphasized upon the establishment of Disease Investigation laboratory and placement of Disease Investigating officer in the district for which he asked the concerned officials to submit the DPR.
Reviewing the sheep husbandry sector, it was informed that sheep/goat population has reached 1.77 lakh while as yearly mutton production has gone up to 9.33 lakh kgs and wool production is around 2.88 lakh Kgs.It was also given out that there are 123 Rams are available for breeding facilities to the local sheep breeders.
Taking stock of Fisheries sector, the Principal Secretary said that incentives for fishermen will be increased to boost the fisheries Sector in the district.
Referring to vacancies of Veterinary Assistant Surgeons, Samoon said that all vacant posts of VAS and Para vets would be filled up soon through PSC and SSRB.
He also called for the establishment of Modal Dairy / Poultry units to address the problem of unemployed youth.
He exhorted upon the officials of the department to gear up your men and machinery and start awareness camp/tours on Jan Andholan basis so that people may come to know about various schemes and policies of the department and avail the benefits.