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Animal Husbandry Deptt Jammu inaugurates its first ever Pashu Mandi
11/28/2021 8:15:36 PM


JAMMU, Nov 28: Marching towards attaining self sufficiency in milk production, the Department of Animal Husbandry Jammu under the guidance of Principal Secretary to the Govt Animal/Sheep Husbandry & Fisheries Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary, organized its first ever Pashu Mandi in the UT of J&K at RP Check Post, Lakhanpur (Kathua) today.
Director Animal Husbandry Jammu, Dr Sagar D Doifode inaugurated the event and apprised the dairy farmers and breeders that this was the first of its kind of initiative taken by the department with active support from the district administration Kathua. He assured the farmers that such events will now be a regular feature in the region providing an ideal platform to our dairy farmers to obtain best dairy breeds of cows/buffaloes from the neighbouring states leading to enhanced milk production locally.
District Development Commissioner Kathua, Rahul Yadav complimented the Department of Animal Husbandry Jammu for taking such initiatives which are aimed at achieving rural prosperity and also assured full support in organizing more similar events in future. DC Kathua further said that in order to facilitate the hassle free induction and transportation of the animals purchased at the mandi, a duty magistrate is stationed for that purpose at the RP Check Post, Lakhanpur. Moreover a single-window clearance mechanism is also being established in this regard.
Speaking on the occasion, President Municipal Committee Lakhanpur appreciated the efforts of the Animal Husbandry department and extended his support in the form of logistics and other infrastructure to the extent possible.
Director Animal Husbandry on the occasion appreciated the dedication and commitment shown by the Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Kathua and his entire team in organizing such an event in a very short span of time
Farmers from other states as well as from the UT also spoke on the occasion and expressed gratitude towards the department of Animal Husbnanbdry fpor taking such initiatives of farmer welfare
Around 400 good quality cattle/ buffaloes were brought by the breeders/sellers from the neighbouring states to the mandi. Local Dairy farmers especially beneficiaries of the ‘Integrated Dairy Development Scheme’ were seen purchasing the animals of their choice at the event
Extension & Publicity Wing of the Animal Husbandry Department Jammu also put up an Awareness Stall during the mandi and distributed useful literature among farmers.
Seeing the response from the farmer community, the Director Animal Husbandry announced to extend the Pashu Mandi for one more day.
Joint Directors, Chief Animal Husbandry Officers, Senior officers and staff from the Animal Husbandry Department Kathua besides a large number of farmers were also present on the occasion.
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