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SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today visited Directorate of Animal Husbandry Kashmir (DAHK) to reviewed its functioning and developmental schemes.  During his inspection at Central Veterinary Hospital he interacted with the doctors and applauded their efforts in treating all kinds of animals like sheep, goat, pets and other large animals.

Dr. Samoon also evaluated various pets in the hospital and interacted with the pet owners and various livestock farmers rearing sheep, goat and checked various medicines being provided to farmers on 75 % subsidy. He appreciated the use of frozen semen technology adopted by the department for upgradation of local livestock. While interacting with officers of Poultry Marketing Division he was apprised regarding the establishment of sale units for dressed broiler birds and table eggs.

After inspecting various offices in the campus Dr Samoon chaired a meeting of all campus officers, wherein he was apprised of the functioning of the Department and various interventions required for proper implementation of various developmental schemes and programmes. He gave a patient hearing to all the demands raised by various officers and also applauded the efforts of the department in the prompt containment of FMD (Foot & Mouth Disease) outbreak in a valley.

Dr Samoon agreed in principle for the need to establish permanent livestock check post at Mughal Road as well as the need for relocation of existing check-post which is also a quarantine station at Zig Lower Munda Qazi Gund. The visiting dignitary also checked the biometric attendance system installed at Directorate of Animal Husbandry Kashmir.