Animal husbandry sector to be strenghtened in HP

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Shimla, Oct 2 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said the government would consider to carryout exhaustive research to improve the local breed of cow with a view to enhance medicinal value of milk and other products.

He was addressing the General House of H P Veterinarians Association at Palampur in district Kangra today.

The Chief Minister said that scientists would be motivated to undertake research and come out with positive conclusions to enhance production of milk besides making people aware of the value of milk, urine and cow dung. He said that it would help in motivating people to rear cow instead of leaving them astray.

He said that veterinary doctors were rendering valuable services to the society and added that treating animals was a sensitive job.

The Chief Minister said that agriculture and animal husbandry were basic sectors, which engaged major chunk of population. He said that animal husbandry was supplementing the income generated by farming and was contributing towards strengthening rural economy.

He emphasised upon diversification of traditional agriculture practices, which could ensure better income to the farmers.

He said that animal husbandry sector should be strengthened and modernised.


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