GUWAHATI, Aug 28: Minister for Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Atul Bora on Tuesday revealed that the State government is going to spend Rs 109.43 crore in the coming 7 years for two distinguished projects - Pork Value Chain and Milk Value Chain in the state under the aegis of the World Bank. Minister Bora said this while attending the State level Seminar-cum-Biannual Meet of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department as chief guest convened at the Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara on Tuesday.
Stating that there is ample opportunity for production of eggs in the State, Bora highlighted that the State has hitherto been dependent on eggs produced by other states. Hence, the Minister urged the youths to enterprise production of eggs within the state to meet the domestic market demand to build a sustainable economy.
The Minister also informed the august gathering that the State government is gearing up for conducting a survey on the species and the total numbers of live stocks presently available in the state. “This survey will play a pivotal role in estimating as well as formulating certain policies and schemes for the live stocks available in the State,” the Minister observed.
In the mean time, Bora also informed the gathering that the State government is also immediately launching a ‘boat clinic’ for the live stocks extensively for the char and island areas of the State. The first phase of the project will cover, Goalpara, Dhubri and Majuli.
Considering all these ambitious developmental projects, with special focus on the live stocks to build a grass root economy in the State, the Minister sought extended cooperation from all the officers concerned and other stakeholders.