Shillong: A Block Level Livestock Mela was organized by the Office of the District Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Officer, East Khasi Hills for livestock farmers of Sohiong C&RD Block on Saturday at Sohiong.
The Mela was organised under the National Livestock Mission 2017-18 on the theme “Economic Empowerment through Livestock Mission.”
Minister for PHE and local MLA, Samlin Malngiang graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Malngiang said livestock rearing in rural area is one of the sources of income which contributes significantly to rural livelihood and also provides employment opportunities.
Stating that backyard livestock method is comparatively low in production, Malngiang urged the farmers to adopt the modern methods of farming as introduced by the Veterinary Department which can easily boost up production with improved breed of livestock. Various other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
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