In North Kashmir’s Kupwara, the cattle population has touched the figure of 2 lakhs and the cross breed has registered 97,000 heads in the district while the milk production has registered 95,000 tons yearly.This was stated Tuesday in an awareness-cum-workshop for the poultry farmers.
It was given out that 1,80,000 birds were distributed under Backyard Poultry Development Programme among 4,000 beneficiaries while Rs. 30 lakhs as financial assistance of Rs. 750 to each beneficiary.
The camp was further informed that as many as 78 Artificial Insemination Centres are existing in the district and the livestock owners were provided medicine kits.
Speaking on the occasion, the Assistant Commission Revenue Kupwara impressed upon the participants to play an active role in the implementation of Animal Husbandry schemes and work with more zeal to improve the socio-economic condition through the adoption of the schemes by using the latest technology in dairy farming and poultry development.
The experts threw light on the dairy farming and poultry sectors through the PowerPoint presentation.
The experts and doctors also spoke on the occasion. As many as 25 farmers were declared best performers.