20 C
Guwahati
Saturday, April 17, 2021
More

    Farming and livestock business must be made attractive for youths: CM Sonowal

    Chief Minister said that Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department has a big responsibility to encourage and guide state’s farmers and livestock growers

    Guwahati: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday launched the first phase of vaccination drive of livestock for prevention of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis under National Animal Disease Control Programme in Guwahati.

    The National Animal Disease Control Programme is a visionary step, which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September 2019, for ensuring hundred percent vaccinations of cattle, buffalo, and sheep, goat and pig population against fatal diseases like FMD and Brucellosis.

    The chief minister stressed on the fact that the state’s youths must be encouraged to take up farming and agriculture as a means of livelihood and also stressed on the need to use science and technology for increasing output in short time.

    The programme aims to control the livestock diseases by 2025 and eradicate these by 2030 and seeks to vaccinate over 500 million livestock against the FMD and 36 million against Brucellosis.

    Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department has a big responsibility to encourage and guide state’s farmers and livestock growers to achieve their full potential and contribute to the state’s rural economy in a massive way.

    He called on the veterinary doctors and other officials of the department to not take their jobs as ordinary government jobs and engage with the farmers on a regular basis to know their challenges and help them overcome those problems.

    Sonowal also urged the veterinary department officials of the state to work with dedication and sincerity to make Assam self-reliant in livestock and poultry items like pork, mutton, chicken etc, while urging them to handhold livestock growers to enable the state to export livestock produce to other states and countries.

    Published:

    Follow TIME8.IN on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and on YOUTUBE to stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time

    First published

    TRENDING

    Section 144 clamped in Shillong; Shops and Markets to remain close on Sundays

    After Assam, the East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya has imposed some restrictions amid the COVID 19 scare in the state

    ‘Bohag Bihu’ 2021: April 15 declared as closed holiday for Central Govt Employees in Assam

    Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee held a meeting earlier on December 9, 2020, and decided to remove ‘Bohag Bihu’ from the list of holidays for the year 2021

    Assam MP’s nephew passes away; suicide suspected

    Kaushik Oja, also the nephew of Guwahati Lok Sabha MP Queen Oja, allegedly died by suicide in the wee hours of Thursday.

    No ‘Bohag Bihu’ holiday for Central Govt employees: Assam Witnesses Protest

    Central government offices in Assam will not get Bohag Bihu holidays this year and will have to apply for a restricted holiday during the Assamese New Year festival

    ‘Ghost’ inside Assam’s Strong Room? CCTV captured ‘Unusual’ activity

    A team of election officials immediately reached the spot and found that there was a shadow-like object seen moving inside the strong room

    EXCLUSIVE: “Merely Causing Civil Disturbance Without Intention To Commit ‘Terrorist Act’ Will Not Be UAPA Offence”: GHC Upholds Akhil Gogoi’s Bail

    The UAPA Act primarily deals with activities directed against the integrity and sovereignty of India

    Revoke SOP or call off Bihu programmes: Assam Bihu Organizers to Assam Govt

    The members of the Bihu committees urged the government departments to take the responsibility of administrating the SOP at the Bihu events