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After common people, troops now treating animals in Kashmir

By Staff
Google Oneindia News

Srinagar, July 8 (UNI) After conducting medical camps for people, and living in remote areas, the Army is now organising veterinary camps to treat animals in the Kashmir valley.

A defence ministry spokesman said a camp was organized by Doctors of Army Veterinary Corps with the assistance of Rashtriya Rifles Battalion, in a remote village Doban in Lolab valley in north Kashmir.

He said approximately 1250 animals including 850 cows, 50 ponies and 350 sheep and goats were examined and administered free treatment in the camp.

The aim of the veterinary camp was to facilitate a free check up of domestic animals of villagers by veterinary Officers, besides giving free medicines.

This, he said, also provides an opportunity to have close interaction between locals and soldier. The migrant Gujjar and Bakarwal community were the main beneficiaries of the camp.

Meanwhile, as a part of '' Greening India'' mission, a tree plantation drive was launched in Badami Bagh Cantonment here The drive was launched by Brigadier Kamal Jit Singh, Station Commander, Badami Bagh Cantonment by planting a sapling in the Chinar Environmental Park.


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