BARAMULLA: Under District Plan, Animal Husbandry department has utilized Rs. 26.73 lakh out of allotted Rs. 29.82 lakh, while the Sheep Husbandry department has expended Rs. 5.70 lakh out of Rs. 6.86 lakh in district Baramulla during last fiscal.
This was stated during a review meeting held here today.
According to Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Rs. 5.18 lakh have been incurred on ongoing works, Rs. 48,000 on maintenance capital assets, Rs.1.18 lakh machinery equipments, Rs. 12.29 lakh raw material and drugs and Rs.1.25 lakh on subsidy and poultry feed.
He informed during the meeting that livestock population has touched 4.99 lakh in the district, while poultry birds has gone upto 4.97 lakh, besides milk production has gone upto 132.22 thousand tones and Egg production upto 61.50 million. He also informed that the department has provide health cover to the veterinary population in the district for the purpose against L, F&I/W diseases 2.51 lakh doses, 2.32 lakh vaccines for cattle and 42.72 lakh vaccines for poultry birds provided by the department during the period.
During the meeting it was also given out that Rs. 3.47 lakh were incurred on Raw Material and Drugs by the Sheep Husbandry department and for incentive to Chupans Rs. 50,000, implementation of ATMA programme Rs. 20,000, construction works Rs. 2.53 lakh and other assets Rs.15, 000.
The meeting was informed that sheep population has increased upto 2.602 lakh in the district while cross breed reached to 2.16 lakh and goat population upto 86,000. It was also given out that the wool production increased upto 4.36 lakh Kgs and mutton production reached to 18.29 lakh Kgs in the district.
District Development Commissioner stressed upon the officers of the departments to conduct awareness camps at Tehsil level and block level so that the people particularly unemployed educated youth can take awareness about the schemes lunched by the Animal Husbandry department and Sheep Husbandry department for upliftment of farmers and unemployed educated youth of the district.
Among others, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer and Sheep Husbandry Officer and Joint Dictator Planning were present on the meeting.