Hisar: The Haryana government has decided to launch a State Livestock Mission in the state to address problems pertaining to livestock.
Haryana Agriculture Minister Paramvir Singh said to identify the livestock available in the state is the priority of the department alongwith improving the production and quality of fodder being provided to the farmers.
He was speaking during the second annual livestock day function organised at Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar on Monday.
He added that the government is making concerted efforts in this direction with the cooperation of scientists. He said that the Haryana government has also bagged 'A Grade Certificate' for production of high quality semen in the state and a new modern semen production unit costing Rs seven crore would be set up in Hisar.
Singh said at district level a committee under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner would be constituted which would provide compensation to the farmers for loss of their livestock. He said that a corpus fund would be set up for it and under the scheme compensatory insurance scheme would be launched for pets. He said that various schemes are being implemented by the state government in the direction of development of animal husbandry and dairying.
Director General Animal Husbandry Haryana K S Dangi said soon farmer's specific programmes like SMS services will be provided to the livestock owners in the state.