Livestock asset mapping: Samoon visits Budgam

Samoon inaugurated Veterinary Dispensary SHD Gundipora and directed the doctors to ensure their presence at the center.

GKNN
Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 22 2018 12:16AM | Updated Date: Oct 22 2018 12:16AM

Principal secretary of animal sheep husbandry, fisheries department Asgar Hassan Samoon Sunday started a marathon tour of districts starting from Budgam district to map the assets as part of plan to make J&K export market of livestock and fish, 

According to an official spokesperson, Samoon was accompanied by director animal husbandry Kashmir MY Chaploo, Director Sheep Husbandry Kashmir Mohammad Shareef, Director Fisheries PN Pandita, ADDC Budgam Khurshid Ahmad Sanai, SDM Khansahib, and other officers of the department.

Samoon inaugurated Veterinary Dispensary SHD Gundipora and directed the doctors to ensure their presence at the center.

He also interacted with residents of Gunbdipora and sought their suggestions to make the center effective in the livestock production of the area.

Later he visited Trout fish Farm Beerwah, which has a capacity of rearing 50000 fry's and inspected the raceways. The officers there informed him about the sale and production capacity of the farm. Dr Samoon directed the officers to sell fish on discount rates during the revered religious days.

Samoon also visited trout hatchery Khag which has an annual production capacity of 1 lac Fry's. He was informed about importance of the farm in boosting the fish sector in Budgam district. He directed the officers to publicize the schemes in livestock and fish sector so that more and more youth will take it up as preferred entrepreneurship.

Later he visited many private trout and carp fish farms and interacted with the entrepreneurs. He was informed that there are 35 private trout fish units and 50 carp fish units in the district. Feeling satisfied with the enthusiasm shown by the young entrepreneurs in setting up fish farms, Samoon advised the entrepreneurs to expand their production gradually besides guiding and encouraging other aspiring fish farm entrepreneurs.

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