Animal Husbandry Department ‘violates’ norms under National Livestock Mission

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Srinagar, Dec 11: Aspirants Tuesday alleged that Animal Husbandry Department in Kashmir Valley violated all the norms under the National Livestock Mission (NLM) and provided benefit to a particular section of people.
A delegation said that under the National Livestock Mission (NLM), the Animal Husbandry Department was supposed to provide different benefits to aspirants in order to improve livestock production, but the Department didn’t go for wide publicity and provided benefits to a selected group.
“In order to improve livestock production, the department under National Livestock Mission was supposed to proved chicks and cash to desired people. But, ironically only a few selected people were chosen and given benefits while majority of the aspirants were ignores. It happened almost in every district of Kashmir,” they said.
NLM mission is designed to cover all the activities required to ensure quantitative and qualitative improvement in livestock production systems and capacity building of all stakeholders. The Mission covers everything germane to improvement of livestock productivity and support projects and initiatives required for that purpose subject. This Mission is formulated with the objective of sustainable development of livestock sector, focusing on improving availability of quality feed and fodder.
Director Animal Husbandry admitted that they have received some complaints from Kulgam and Ganderbal districts. “We are investigating the matter. In rest of the districts of Kashmir, the scheme has been properly implemented,” he added. (CNS)