Anantnag declared trout district of India

Principal Secretary, animal & sheep husbandry, and fisheries departments AsgarSamoon on Thursday took a comprehensive review of the departmental activities during a meeting here at Dak Bungalow.
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Principal Secretary, animal & sheep husbandry, and fisheries departments AsgarSamoon on Thursday took a comprehensive review of the departmental activities during a meeting here at Dak Bungalow.

According to an official spokesperson, the meeting was informed that all the districts of southern Kashmir have shown exemplary performance in animal/sheep husbandry and fisheries sector, with the result district Anantnag has been declared as trout district of India. A new scheme under blue revolution has been started during 2017-18 under which 30 units have been established in the district. The maximum number of artificial insemination was conducted in southern Kashmir districts.

Samoon said that working of Vets/Officers shall be monitored on day-to-day basis and doables for the month of November was set for each officer in the meeting. He emphasized upon the officers and field functionaries to work with dedication and honestly to improve the productivity of livestock in the district so that better results of the various schemes can be achieved. He also directed the officers to involve more unemployed youth for setting up of income generating units under the animal, sheep sector to eradicate the problem of unemployment.

DDC Anantnag Mohammad Younus Malik said that youth are showing a keen interest in starting poultry, dairy and sheep/fish units and during 2017-18, 30 racing ponds were constructed for which funds were provided under MG-NAREGA.

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