Imphal, May 2: In an endeavour to create a self-reliant enabling environment in term livestock, the NEC (North East Council) have sanctioned an amount of Rs 10 Crores for advance Poultry farming in the state, this was disclosed by state veterinary and Animal Husbandry minister Govindas Konthoujam during the observance of ‘World Veterinary Day-2016 at Manipur Film Development Corporation (MFDC) located at Konunug Mamang Imphal on Saturday.
While speaking as a president during the function, the minister also informed that the said amount would be utilised within 8-month time under PPP model. However, the implementation of the schemes will only be done after thorough capacity building of the prospective beneficiaries to ensure benefits, the Minister added and the said amount will be utilised within 8-month time under PPP model. However, the minister informed that the implementation will only start after thorough capacity building of the schemes beneficiaries.
During function which was held under the theme ‘Continuing Education with one Health Focus’, the minister said that the state veterinary and Animal Husbandry is one of the major department in state that is crucial for the socio-economic growth of the state, nevertheless the Vet doctors and officials of the department are often less recognised by peoples and their efforts are not counted, the minister opined in lament.
The minister also stressed that concerted effort needs to drained to become a self-reliant in terms of livestock and its products, for instinct the eggs that is required in the state has been importing from Tamil Nadu and fowls/birds from Guwahati and others states of India.
Highlight the vulnerable trends of livestock business in the state, the minister informed that many livestock’ from neighbouring countries intruding the market in Manipur in an illegitimately, which carries the potent risk of spreading various diseases, including risk to human health. However, the state is yet to have a Quarantine post, even though central government have been approached for the set up.
With a meagre budget of 5.75 Cores earmarked for the department, the minister said that the department has been in continues efforts for more improvement and never miss to conduct health camp for livestock across the State’s district.
Meanwhile, minister of Health and family Welfare D Korungthang, while speaking at the function, stated that state is in a grief condition due to dart of dedicated workmanship and lack of tangible work culture in majority of the government’s department and offices. He justified that many private sectors employees make more dedication with extra-miles performance in their works for their organisation even though the received thin salary than the government employee.
The minister confided that the state can only grow and economically peaked, by stating, “if the public sector employee works wholeheartedly with full dedication” which will benefit the state as a whole”. Although 36 beneficiaries, who are from PLWHAs community from 9 nine district and four sub-division, were handed low in-put 25 fowl each during the day’s observance.
The observance was also attended by Principal Secretary Vet and AH IAS L Lakher, Retd Director Saidokhum Joute and Director Vet and AH Dr. N Rajendro as guest of honour during the function.