660 gm of milk per capita a day avaliable in Haryana

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Chandigarh, Oct 21 (UNI) Haryana is the second state of the country having 660 gm per capita per day availability of milk for its people and has provided self employment to 3,500 unemployed people through dairying by making a provision of Rs 2.65 crore for the current fiscal.

While giving this information here today, an official spokesman said as many as 2,605 veterinary institutions were functioning in the state for looking after 94.45 lakh livestocks.

He said as many as 198 new livestock institutions had been opened in the state and 60 such new institutions would also be opened during the current financial year.

People were depending on the profession of rearing animal wealth such as buffaloes, cows, sheep, goats, hence providing proper treatment and care to this animal wealth of the state had become very essential, he said.

Keeping in view this object, the spokesman informed that two polyclinics at Bhiwani and Sonepat and one pet animal treatment centre and training hospital at Panchkula were being set up for giving timely treatment to the livestock.

He said as many as 10,485 people during the year 2005-06 and 10,733 persons during the year 2006-07 were trained in dairying so that they could earn their livelihood.


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