‘Data of 8.7m farmers has been computerised’

Minister brief that livestock centres comprises 58.3% of agricultural centre

APP July 06, 2018

LAHORE: The provincial livestock and dairy development department has computerised the data of 8.7 million cattle farmers in the province.

This was stated by the Minister Livestock and Dairy Development Provincial Minister Mian Nauman Kabeer while presiding over a departmental meeting.

The department has also extended technical assistance to other provinces as well as countries such as Australia, Japan and South Korea, he added.

During the meeting, the minister was briefed that the livestock centres comprises of 58.3% of the agricultural centre. Further, farmers in more than 26,000 villages across the province are provided awareness and information about the different types of diseases that animals carry.

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The department has also taught farmers the best way to increase milk yield, which has help to make them more independent.

In addition to this, 353 mobile dispensaries, four veterinary laboratories and nine training schools are providing farmers with the necessary assistance.

The department has also established a round-the-clock helpline in order to obtain necessary information and to offer guidance to farmers.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 6th, 2018.

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