“The step will help Jammu and Kashmir in a big way to achieve the target of becoming self-sufficient in milk production. The easing out of departmental schemes dairy sector witnessed a gradual shift as over ten thousand new dairy units have been opened in the last two years” said Mr. Choudhary
Principal Secretary, Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Navin Kumar Choudhary, today inaugurated ‘Pashudhan Vyapar Mela’ at RP Check post, Lakhanpur.
Secretary, Cooperatives Department, Yasha Mudgal was the guest of honor on the occasion.
‘Pashudhan Vyapar Mela’ is being held every month at Lakhanpur as a landmark decision.
Dr. Naveen said that ‘Pashudhan Vyapar Mela’ is aimed at providing the best breed of livestock within the territory of Jammu and Kashmir and to save time and money for the farmers who otherwise have to venture out in other states to get quality livestock. He said the ultimate aim was to provide new avenues to the farmers so that the objective of doubling farmers’ income can be achieved.
Navin Choudhary said over 50% subsidy is being given under all major schemes of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Poultry, and allied sectors. He said against an allocation of Rs 10 crore for a subsidy to the farmers during last year, this year Rs 70 crore have been earmarked to cover more farmers.
Secretary Cooperatives said Cooperative can be instrumental in bringing qualitative change in the rural economy. She said several milk cooperatives have been registered in recent times. She appealed to farmers to register and open Cooperative Societies in Agriculture, Dairy, and other sectors.