Nirmal: Animal husbandry department’s director Dr V Laxma Reddy instructed department officials to take steps to ensure sufficient fodder to cattle in the summer. He along with Nirmal Collector Musharraf Ali Faruqui convened a review meeting with authorities in Nirmal on Thursday.
Laxma Reddy stated that 25 metric tonnes of fodder was given to farmers at subsidized rate under the national livestock programme. As many as 32 fodder cutting machines were granted to farmers by offering 75 percent of subsidy. He told the officials concerned to construct sheds for cows and sheep through the national rural employment guarantee Act.
The director advised the agrarian community to utilize the artificial pregnancy facility for cows extended by the government. He told the authorities to strive hard for encouraging hybrid breed of cows. He sought them to take steps for carrying immunization vaccines to the cattle. He was all praise for them for helping the district achieve targets set for the department.
Faruqui suggested the officials of this department take steps to encourage rearing of cattle using technology instead of conventional methods. He told them to select a village and adopt the innovative techniques and to inspire other habitations. He asked them to construct three area veterinary hospitals and to equip them with advanced technology.
Nirmal district’s animal husbandry officer Dr Suresh, Animal husbandry deputy director and many others were present.
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