- ATTENDS CONCLUDING DAY FUNCTION OF 5-DAY PIGGERY & GOAT FARMING TRAINING PROGRAMME AT SAMRALA TODAY
- WARNS STRICT ACTION AGAINST OFFICIALS OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY DEPARTMENT WHO DO NOT PERFORM THEIR DUTIES PROPERLY
Samrala (Ludhiana), November 15,2018 ( By TNL Bureau): Balbir Singh Sidhu, Animal Husbandry Minister, Punjab today called upon today’s youth to adopt allied businesses that have plenty of scope to flourish and earn sizeable income with less input cost, rather than spending crores of rupees each year to move abroad. He said that the Punjab government is committed to encourage our youth towards Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Farms so that they can earn as well as general employment for others.
Mr Sidhu said this while attending the concluding day function of 5-day training related to piggery and goat farming at Animal Husbandry Hospital, Samrala, near here today.
While addressing the gathering, the Punjab Animal Husbandry Minister said that maximum number of youth would be connected to such businesses/occupations so that they do not fall prey to drugs menace. He said that our youth shift to foreign shores and do labour jobs for several hours daily, whereas if one adopts these businesses, they would have to spend half the time to flourish and earn sizeable income.
Mr Sidhu said that he felt pained during his visit to the Animal Farm at Mattewara. He warned that those officials of the department who do not perform their duties properly would not be spared and officials who perform well would be honoured.
The Animal Husbandry Department through the Atma Scheme distributed one goat each and maize to the farmers and animal keepers hailing from weaker sections of society. He also distributed certificates to those who successfully completed the five day training programme.
Mr Inderjit Singh, Director, Animal Husbandry Department, appealed to the farmers and animal keepers to adopt dairy farming by rearing traditional breeds of buffaloes and cows.
Samrala MLA Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon also addressed the gathering. Prominent among those present on the occasion included SDM Miss Geetika Singh, SSP Mr Dhruv Dahiya, Dr Ashok Sharma from Animal Husbandry Department, besides several others.