Samoon inaugurates Chicken Hatchery, Sheep Extension Center, Vet Dispensaries at Baramulla

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Principal Secretary Animal/Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon on Wednesday conducted an extensive tour of district Baramulla and inaugurated Veterinary dispensaries at Kunzer and Wagoora.


He also inaugurated Poultry Hatchery at Achabal Sopore and Sheep Extension Center at Shrakwara.


Dr Samoon said these veterinary institutions will provide added diagnostic and medical facilities for livestock at doorsteps.



He stressed for appropriate measures to boost the livestock production in the District to become self-sufficient in mutton and poultry needs of the consumers.


Samoon also stressed for greater involvement of youth in the farming sector which has vast potential in the District, adding that youth should come forward to establish their income generating units and avail benefits from various government schemes. He asked field functionaries to highlight the government schemes and their benefits to attract unemployed youth to avail their optimum benefits and overcoming the unemployment problem and contributing towards the economy of the district.


During the visit, the Principal Secretary was informed that the cattle population in district Baramulla has reached 2.99 lac including 1.09 lac cows while as milk production gone up to 14.24 crore litters. It was also given out that number of poultry birds have touched the 5-lac figure in the district, while as annual egg production gone up to 28.04 million.