An ambulance service for cattle will soon be launched in Assam in a bid to protect animals sacred to the country’s majority Hindu community. This was announced by Atul Bora, Assam Minister for Agriculture, Animal husbandry and Veterinary said while addressing the media persons in Guwahati on September 22nd, 2019.
Bora informed that on the lines of 108 ambulance service, the Assam government has launched a pilot project of six ambulances for livestock in the interiors areas of the state. The minister informed that the ambulances will be equipped with a veterinary doctor, attendant and other paramedic staff members.
“If we achieve success in the pilot project, we will implement the same across the state. A livestock census is presently underway in Assam,” he said. The ambulance would transport abandoned, ill or injured cattle to animals hospitals for treatment or provide instant medical aid on the spot.
Bora further informed that the government that the Assam government’s Animal Husbandary & Veterinary Department, Assam & Assam Livestock & Poultry Corporation will organise the National Livestock and Poultry Show – 2019, Assam from November 7th to 10th, 2019, at the College of Veterinary Science Playground in Khanapara.
“The show was last held in 1995. This year, over 400 farmers will participate in the exhibition,” Bora said.
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