MULTAN: Punjab livestock department is taking revolutionary steps for women empowerment and enhancing milk and meat production across the province. Different schemes to alleviate poverty among rural women have been launched, which are producing results.
This was said by Livestock Department Focal Person Dr Majid in Multan on Sunday.
He said that the department provided cows and buffaloes to 16,548 poor women and widows with insurance facility and free service delivery for period of three years. The department also distributed 11,596 sheep and goats among the poor rural women in different districts of Punjab. He maintained the department was providing 66,000 ducks free among the women farmers.
Dr Majid said that 464,000 poultry birds were also being given under poverty alleviation programme of the livestock department. Beside this, the department also provided training to 25,000 women for proper management of animals, he pointed out.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 14th, 2018.