With an aim to provide health security cover at the spot to over 3.5-crore of livestock of Gujarat, on the highly successful GVK EMRI PPP-Model, Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani today launched ‘The 108 Mobile Veterinary Hospitals’ in the state.
The rural cattle breeders can avail the home services of 108 mobile veterinary hospitals between 7 AM and 7 PM by dialing ‘On Call’ 1962 number during all the 365 days of the year, the Chief Minister said. He was speaking at a function organized to dedicate to people ‘The 108 Mobile Veterinary Hospital’ in Gandhinagar.
Mr. Rupani said that for the all-round growth of Gujarat, the state government wants to give at par importance to farming and animal husbandry sectors with industries. We want to be leader in ‘White Revolution’ and ‘Green Revolution’ with healthy and prosperous livestock. The Chief Minister was speaking at a function organized to dedicate to people ‘The 108 Mobile Veterinary Hospital’ in Gandhinagar.
The Chief Minister further stated that the state government is going to provide a unit of ‘108 Mobile Veterinary Hospital’ for a group of 10 villages. In total 460 ‘108 Mobile Veterinary Hospitals’ would be made operational soon to cover more than 4600 villages of Gujarat. As every unit of ‘108 Mobile Veterinary Hospital’ has been equipped with GPS system, their services’ would be monitored using the real-time monitoring system of CM Dashboard from Gandhinagar.
The Chief Minister further stated that almost every farmer is cattle breeder and every cattle breeder is farmer. The Prime Minister Mr. Narendrabhai Modi has envisaged a dream “to double the income of every farmer for India.” This could be made possible only through ‘White Revolution’ and ‘Green Revolution’, which can be achieved by taking good care of livestock.
Mr. Rupani said that to encourage the farmers to make complete organic farming using cows’ dung, in this budget the state government is going to give a subsidy of Rs. 900 on each cow per month.
Those who spoke on the occasion included, Mr. Kunwarjibhai Bavaliya, Animal Husbandry Minister, and others.
The event was also graced by Mr. P K Parmar, Additional chief Secretary, Agriculture), Mr. Manishbhai Bhardwaj, Secretary (Animal Husbandry), Mr. Jaswantbhai Prajapati, Director of Animal Husbandry and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of The GVK EMRI and others.