From a Correspondent
TANGLA, Jan 18: An awareness meeting on artificial insemition and calf rally was organized by the Veteriry Officer and State Veteriry Dispensary, Tangla under the sponsorship of Intensive Cattle Development Project (ICDP) at Tangla in Udalguri on Wednesday. The awareness meeting on artificial insemition was iugurated by BTC EM Bonjar Daimari while BTC EM for Veteriry and Animal Husbandry department, Shyam Sundi graced the event as chief guest.
EM Sundi said the department was ready to extend every possible support for the people and self-help groups (SHG) who were involved in the rearing and farming of cattle and other domestic animals. He exhorted the people to use modern scientific methods like artificial insemition for economical benefit. Sundi further said that animal husbandry had tremendous potential for employment generation by dairy farming, sheep farming, goat farming, poultry farming and pig farming. He also ensured that the department would facilitate treatment and medicines, besides extending monetary assistance for genuine farm owners and SHGs.
BTC secretary of Veteriry Department, Rahila Brahma said the department was very important for the rural people through which the villagers could mage their livelihood. She called for white revolution in the region by setting up co-operative societies like in the north Indian States.
Brahma also exhorted the authorities on the need for increasing annual allocation of fund for veteriry in order to implement farmer-friendly projects in the region.
The keynote address in the awareness meeting was given by the in-charge of ICDP, Kokrajhar Dr Jyoti Prasad Das. The meeting was also attended by Dr.ram Ch. Kachari , District Veteriry Officer, Udalguri , Ramakanta Baruah, former Principal of Tangla College and Dr. Kailash Chamuah, Veteriry in-charge. The owners of the three healthiest calves were also given prize money worth Rs 2000, Rs 1500 and Rs 1000 respectively.