DC Rajouri asks farmers to avail government schemes for enhancing milk production

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RAJOURI: Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan on Friday visited newly set up dairy farm at the Bathian area of Thanamandi subdivision.
The Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sher Singh; Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Dr Fazal Hussain; Superintendent DVH, Dr Raman Gupta; Executive Engineer I&FC Rajouri, Sageer Malik besides Sarpanches, Panches and local farmers were also present on the occasion.
The Chief Animal Husbandry Officer informed that presently there are 20 animals in the Dairy farm including 18 buffaloes and 02 cows.
While speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner said that Rajouri has a huge potential in the dairy sector and it can contribute massively in the socio-economic transformation of the farming community.
“Under ODOP district Rajouri has been selected as Milk district and I want to see 2000 modern diary farms by the end of this year,” he asked the officers of Animal Husbandry Department.
He urged upon the farmers to avail government schemes to enhance production of milk and Milk products to make the district an export hub. He informed the farmers about several Government schemes being implemented by different departments in the district for their Welfare and motivated them to avail themselves the benefits of the same.
The DC also stressed on the youth to come forward and avail the benefits of schemes to set up modern farms.
The Deputy Commissioner asked the concerned Executive Engineer from I&FC to construct a protection wall around the dairy farm. The Chief Animal Husbandry Officer was directed to ensure full support to the farmers for their dairy-related activities.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner also visited Jute bag manufacturing unit at Fatehpur, He said ban on the single-use plastic in the district has increased the demand for jute bags.