Union Minister Affirms Government’s Commitment to Enhance Veterinary Health Services
SRINAGAR: Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Parshottam Rupala chaired the Inter-Session Meeting of the Consultative Committee attached to his Ministry in Srinagar on Friday.
Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, the Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Dr L Murugan, the Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Members of Parliament and members of the Parliament Consultative Committee also attended the meeting.
The Committee deliberated on various aspects of “Strengthening of Veterinary Services through Mobile Units and Implementation of Vaccination Programme in the country”.
While chairing the meeting, the Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Parshottam Rupala said that India has a vast resource of livestock and poultry, which play a vital role in improving the socio-economic conditions of rural masses. Therefore, the Department has to make deliberate efforts to increase availability and accessibility of better veterinary health services to minimize economic losses due to animal diseases.
The Members of Parliament appreciated the efforts being taken by the Department, especially for the Mobile Veterinary Units (MVUs) with 100% central assistance and a uniform toll-free number 1962, and also made various suggestions to improve the present veterinary services for the consideration of the Department. The Minister assured the Committee that the Department will ensure to take appropriate action on the valuable suggestions given by the Members. (KNO