Farmers urged to make use of veterinary camps
Collector Shilpa Prabhakar Satish on Thursday appealed to farmers to make use of veterinary camps by bringing in their cow, goat and sheep for deworming and other procedures.
Since 2011, the State government — as part of its second white revolution — had distributed 87,444 cows to farmers, while 10.22 lakh women received 40.88 lakh goats and sheep for uplift of their living conditions, she said inaugurating a veterinary camp at Kattaarankulam near Maanur.
In Tirunelveli district, 32,000 cows and 1.63 goats were given to around 44,000 beneficiaries ever since the programme was launched in 2011.
“Since these freebies should be maintained properly, the government is organising veterinary camps in rural areas. Besides providing proper medication to the animals, veterinarians render valuable tips on maintaining cows and goats in good health. Apart from the beneficiaries, other farmers can also bring in their cow, sheep and goat to the veterinary camps for medical assistance,” Ms. Shilpa said.
Joint Director of Animal Husbandry Arumuga Kumar, Deputy Director John Subhash and Assistant Directors Kalaiyarasi, Babu and Abraham Geoffrey participated in the camp.
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