Shifting of Sheep Farm from Dachigam

Kashmir Centre for Social and Developmental Studies ( KCSDS) has deplored the confrontation between Wildlife department and Sheep Husbandry over the shifting of Sheep Breeding Farm from Dachigam National Park.
Shifting of Sheep Farm from Dachigam
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Kashmir Centre for Social and Developmental Studies ( KCSDS) has deplored the confrontation between Wildlife department and Sheep Husbandry over the shifting of Sheep Breeding Farm from Dachigam National Park.

"We are intrigued by the Wildlife department employees taking in their hands the forcible eviction of the staff and the closing down of the breeding farm as if it was their personal property that had been forcibly snatched away from them and taken into possession by the sheep farm employees. It seems there is something more than meets the eye. Even though in 2005, the state cabinet had approved  its  shifting  but not vandalising the historical heritage farm which has emerged as a symbol of  resurgent  indigenous  economy, as a success story in the midst  many  failures  to revive growth economy"  KCSDS spokesperson said in a statement.

"The successive government failed to provide an alternative place for its relocation which was a prerequisite for its shifting from the  present location.  Subsequently, the government had  formed a committee of experts  to see whether there is really something in  the continuation of sheep farm in the vicinity of the national Park that could  endanger the life  and sustainability of Hangul. The recommendations were given by the members of the committee but were tampered with by the chairman. It is the responsibility of the government to make known the discrepancy between the    explicit recommendations of the members of the expert committee for co- existence  of sheep farm and  the Park and  the chairman's  fudged version of the same," it said.

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