Baramulla produces 14.24 crlitres of milk a year
With the population of 1.
With the population of 1.09 lakh cows, the milk production in district Baramulla has reached 14.24 crores a year.
According to an official spokesperson, this was revealed by chief animal husbandry officers, BaramullaKhazir Mohammed Kirmani in a meeting during the visit of the principal secretary, animal husbandry department Asgar Hassan Samoon to the district to review the sector. During the meeting it was said that cattle population in district Baramulla has reached 2.99 lakh, while the number of poultry birds has touched 5 lakh per year with the production of 2.8 crore eggs per year.
On the occasion, Samoon said that the government had launched various schemes for the benefit of general public and provided all the facilities to them. He urged educated youths to come forward and take benefits from government schemes as it can act as a vital sector for the empowerment of poor people in the district. He also interacted with farmers who highlighted their issues being confronted to them which he assured to look into on priority.
Samoon was accompanied by the deputy commissioner, Baramulla, Nasir Ahmad Naqash and director animal husbandry Mohammad YousufChaproo, Director Fisheries where they distributed 6000 birds (chicks), financial assistance of Rs 10,000 for construction of poultry sheds, medicines and feeder bottles among 30 beneficiaries under National Live Stock Mission (NLM). It was announced that 135 beneficiaries have been selected by the District level Committee for providing these benefits under NLM Scheme.