Centre Government approves Rs 7.04 crore for mobileveterinary units in the state: Virender Kanwar

Animal Husbandry and Rural Development Minister Virender Kanwar said here today that the Centre Government has sanctioned Rs 7.04 crore for 44 mobile veterinary units in the state under the Livestock Health and Disease Control Scheme.

Virender Kanwar expressed his gratitude to the Central Government for sanctioning this amount for the state. He said that the mobile veterinary units would help in strengthening the veterinary services in far flung areas of the state. Through these units, people would be able to diagnose and treat diseases of their livestock near to their doorsteps. A provision has been made to spend Rs. 16 lakh on the purchase and customization of each mobile veterinary unit.

The Animal Husbandry Minister said that animal husbandry is contributing in strengthening the rural economy of the state, in view to this the state government has started many schemes for the cattle rearers. Animal health facilities have also been expanded to facilitate the cattle rearers.