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Minister of State for Animal and Sheep Husbandry today informed the Legislative Council that veterinary healthcare facility is being extended for the livestock of Banyari area of district Bandipora through mobile arrangement.
Replying to a question by Yasir Reshi in the Upper House today, the Minister elaborated that Veterinary Care for cattle population of Banyari and Makdoomyari is proposed to be accommodated under Mobile Veterinary Service with hub at Banyari-Hajin.
The Minister said villages Chewa, Dangerpora, Zalpora, Murkund, Phelpora and Kulupora is being covered through trial Centre Chandergeer, Frozen Semen Centre Tregam, Intensive Cattle Development Centres Nowgam, Baharabad and Safapora respectively.
The Minister informed that under Sheep Husbandry the Sheep Extension Centre already exists in village Chewa, Hakabara, Makhdoomyari and Banayari. However he said presently there was no proposal for opening Sheep Extension Centers in village Zalpora, Dangharopora, Murkundal, Phelpora and Kulupora. He said these villages are being catered by Sheep Extension Centers Tularzoo, Tregam, Amchikundal, Hakabara and Chewa which fall in 1.5 kms radius of these villages.
Responding to the supplementary questions by the Legislators Sajad Ahmad Kichloo, Saif Din Bhat, Surinder Kumar Choudhary and Dr Shehnaz Ganaie, the Minister said that establishment of veterinary University in the state is under consideration of the government. He said that appropriate steps are being initiated to provide adequate healthcare facilities to the livestock especially in hilly and remote areas whose main occupation is cattle and sheep rearing.