CM gives Rs 25.88 crore booster shot for livestock care - The New Indian Express

CM gives Rs 25.88 crore booster shot for livestock care

Published: 04th October 2013 08:11 AM

Last Updated: 04th October 2013 08:14 AM

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday ordered the allocation of Rs 25.88 crore fund for three projects, including improvement of livestock semen station in Ooty, upgradation of 100 rural veterinary sub-centres into full-fledged rural veterinary dispensaries and setting up of 250 shops to increase availaibility of dry fodder.

A government press release here said that the CM had ordered the allocation of Rs 6.45 crore for the upgradation of infrastructure of the livestock semen station in Ooty, in order to improve the quality and pedigree of frozen semen to promote high-yield milch cattle varieties.

She also ordered the setting up of 250 shops across the State with a mandate to ensure the supply of sufficient dry fodder for livestock. The shops would be set up at a cost of Rs 5 lakh each and the total fund allocation would be Rs 12.5 crore.

Jayalalithaa further approved the allocation of Rs 6.93 crore for the improvement of veterinary services in rural areas. This allocation is set to be used to upgrade 100 rural veterinary sub-centres into full-fledged rural veterinary dispensaries. This move is aimed at improving accessibility to veterinary care for livestock to end users in rural areas.

The three projects announced by the government on Thursday amount to a total of Rs 25.88 crore.

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