Ludhiana, Jul 19: The state Animal Husbandry Department alongwith experts of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) are all set to control the growing population of stray animals, particularly dogs in Punjab.
An ambitious project, Animal Birth Control (ABC) will be launched in the state soon to control stray animal population, particulary of stray dogs, through sterilisation.
The project will commence from Ludhiana, Punjab's largest city and commercial hub.
The project was discussed at a meeting of officers of the Animal Husbandry department and GADVASU at a meeting held here this week.
The meeting was attended by Dr V K Taneja, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU, all Deans/Directors of the university, Mr S C Agarwal, Financial Commissioner, Animal Husbandry, Dr B S Sidhu, Director, Animal Husbandry; Dr Inderjit Singh, Director, Dairy Development and Dr Darshan Singh, Director, Fisheries.
As per the project, the university will provide expertise to train the veterinary officers on the project. The state Government has agreed to provide financial assistance to the university for the same.
The University will also inform the state government about the estimated cost of in sterilising stray animals.