DC B'pora inaugurates Vaccine Cold Storage Facility at Konan
BANDIPORA, June 01: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad on Wednesday inaugurated a vaccine cold storage facility of Sheep Husbandry department at Sheep Husbandry Complex Konan, Bandipora.
Dr Owais said it is the first such district level facility for storage of vaccines that will ease the vaccination process of livestock especially in higher altitude pastures of the district. He said the Vaccine Cold Storage facility has been developed at an estimated cost of around Rs 8.5 lakhs under under CSS SCA to TSP with storage capacity of 18 thousand litres.
Dr. owais said, it was a long pending demand of the livestock farmers of the District which has been addressed. He said the sheep farming plays a pivotal role in the rural economy in the J&K with Bandipora being no exception. He said large number of farmers in district Bandipora are solely dependent on sheep production for earning their livelihood.
DSHO apprised the DC that the cold storage facility will ensure proper storage of vaccines within the temperature range of 2 to 8 centigrade and is a first of it's kind at the District level in the entire UT in sheep Husbandry sector.
The DC applauded the efforts of DSHO, Bandipora Dr Showkat Ahmad for creating ecosystem for vaccine storage in the District and carrying out mass vaccination campaign across the District especially in Border area of Gurez. The DC was accompanied by Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad, DDC Member Arin Gh. Mohiudin and District Sheep Husbandry Officer Bandipora Dr. Showkat Hussain.
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