Kupwara: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Imam Din today said that the Administration is putting all possible efforts to give fillip to the socio-economic status of tribal people living in the district Kupwara including border areas of Karnah, Keran, Machill, Jumgund and Kumkadi.
The DC said this during a function organized by the Animal Husbandry department at Branwari, here to distribute cows among the beneficiaries under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP).
On the occasion, it was informed that 82 cows are being distributed among the beneficiaries of Nachiyan of Karnah sub division, of which, 21 cows were provided by Deputy Commissioner today. It was also informed that each cow costs Rs.48, 800 and the department provides 75 percent subsidy to the beneficiary.
The DC also distributed 50 Chaff Cutters, costing Rs.17000 each on 75 percent subsidy among the beneficiaries of Wogbal and Potushai-B villages of the district. These two villages have already been declared as Milk Villages by the department.
Two papers regarding Avian Influenza (Bird flu) and Sub Clinical Mastitis detection test (Milk Test) were released by the DC on the occasion, which were also demonstrated by the departmental experts for the awareness of beneficiaries.
On the occasion, the DC stressed upon the beneficiaries to take advantage of the government schemes envisaged to increase the income of farmers. He said various new schemes have been launched by the Government to double the income of the farmers by the year 2022.
The DC directed the Chief Animal Husbandry Officer to ensure periodical visit to Veterinary Centers in rural as well as border areas of the district so that the healthcare facilities for animals could be further augmented.
Earlier, the DC issued Pamphlets regarding different welfare schemes and health related issues in animals particularly the precautions from bird flu. The pamphlets were distributed among the beneficiaries.
On the occasion, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Dr. Khurshid Ahmad Shah; Tehsildar Kupwara, Block Veterinary Officer, Sogam, beneficiaries and other concerned were present at the occasion.