Support for sheep rearing to enhance production, livelihood opportunity for youth: Advisor Bhatnagar

The government is extending support to sheep rearing sector to enhance its production in J&K, besides, it gives youth a chance to earn their livelihoods, said, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar Saturday.

The Advisor said this during his visit to the Sheep Breeding and Research Farm, Khimber where he inspected the ongoing developmental works and other infrastructure at the farm. Bhatnagar said that Sheep sector is being enhanced so that unemployed youth and sheep rearing farmers will get full support from the government with the aim to enhance the production in sheep farming besides giving them chance to earn their livelihoods.

He directed the concerned executing agency to ensure the project is completed within its stipulated timeframe and also asked them to use funds properly and ensure that standard material is used for quality work. He also advised them to construct the farm in such a manner that natural disasters like cloudbursts have a minimum or no impact on the farm. The farm, was previously located at Dachigam later was shifted to Khimber and is being constructed on modern lines at a cost of Rs. 35.90 crore by R&B Department. The Farm is spread on around 500 kanals of land.