Says efforts on to give fillip to socio-economic status of tribal people

KUPWARA, MARCH 27: 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 Deputy Commissioner was speaking at a function organized by 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% subsidy to the beneficiary.
The Deputy Commissioner also distributed 50 Chaff Cutters, costing Rs.17000 each on 75% 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.
The Deputy Commissioner also released two papers which were demonstrated on the occasion. One is regarding Avian Influenza (Bird flu) and the second is Sub Clinical Mastitis detection test (Milk Test). The departmental experts demonstrate these papers for the awareness of beneficiaries in presence of the Deputy Commissioner.
On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner 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 Deputy Commissioner directed the Chief Animal Husbandry Officer to ensure periodical visit to Veterinary Centres in rural as well as border areas of the district so that the healthcare facilities for animals could be further augmented.
Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner 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, Dr. Intisar, beneficiaries and other concerned were present at the occasion.

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