Navin Choudhary calls for special focus on dev oriented schemes for farming community

Jammu: Principal Secretary, Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Navin Kumar Choudhary, today exhorted the officers to lay special focus on the formulation of development oriented schemes for farming community under CAPEX budget.
Principal Secretary issued these directions while chairing a meeting held here regarding the finalization of plan under CAPEX budget for the year 2020-21 of Animal and Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Departments.
The meeting was attended by Director Animal Husbandry Jammu, Director Sheep Husbandry Jammu, Director Fisheries J&K, Director Finance Department besides officials from other allied and concerned departments.
Director Animal Husbandry Kashmir, Director Sheep Husbandry Kashmir and other concerned participated in the meeting through video conferencing.
During the meeting, threadbare discussion was held to finalize plan under CAPEX for the year 2020-21 as per ceiling conveyed by the Finance Department.
The Principal Secretary, while reviewing department wise development activities, emphasized upon the officers to work out a comprehensive strategy envisaging formulation of development-oriented schemes for farmers’ community.
He asked the concerned officers to include beneficiary oriented development projects in the current CAPEX including integrated dairy development projects, integrated sheep development projects, integrated wool processing and marketing projects, integrated mutton processing cum marketing linkage projects and integrated sheep breeding and rearing projects.
Navin Choudhary asked the concerned to encourage and motivate farmers’ community for establishment of cattle feed processing units and fodder development plants on subsidy basis. He also directed the concerned for drafting guidelines for establishment of milk processing and fodder development plants in J&K.
He further asked the concerned to import Merino Sheep under insurance policy to help the sector get a boost for enhanced results.
Principal Secretary stressed for setting-up and up-gradation of veterinary labs, procurement of essential machinery, equipment and purchase of mobile veterinary vans besides purchase of ambulances for taking care of stray animals one each for Jammu and Kashmir divisions.
He asked the concerned officers to develop sheep units in various districts including Reasi, as the district is focal point for nomads of Jammu and Kashmir divisions. He also asked to construct residential quarters for the doctors and staff of Sheep units.
Earlier, Heads of Departments briefed the meeting about details of different aspects of budget for both the divisions and other works being carried out in the respective departments.
The meeting had also detailed deliberation on various infrastructure development activities, capital accounts of economic services and work description.