Srinagar, July 11: Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Asghar Hassan Samoon, informed that the department has started a process to address human resource related issues and in this regard all the vacant posts of veterinary doctors, para-vets and others would be referred to SSB and PSC for selection purposes.
While assuring to look into and to address the genuine demands of employees working in these departments, Samoon said departmental promotion committee (DPC) would also be held in near future to promote the deserving employees at an earliest.
Urging for the need to introduce latest technology in every sector, the Principal Secretary said introduction of latest techniques in sectors including sheep husbandry, animal husbandry and poultry would not only help in increasing the local production, but it would also increase the earnings of people affiliated with these sectors and address unemployment to a certain degree.
Stressing on the need for establishing fish colonies and fish villages across the State, Samoon informed that government is planning to set up two mega fish farms each in Jammu and Kashmir divisions. He added that the trout farming would be promoted in the mega fish farm in Kashmir while the farming of carp fish would be promoted in Jammu division’s mega fish farm. He also called for setting up fish retail and wholesale outlets across the state.
The meeting was informed that presently State is importing 4.5 crore one-day- old chics, along with their feed.
Samoon said with the departmental budget of 117 crore to be used in current fiscal, a roadmap needs to be drawn through which while using the budget judiciously State’s import dependency is also reduced to a large extent.
He said that the introduction of ‘hybrid cows’ would help in making State self-sufficient in terms of milk production.
The meeting was informed that the work is on for establishing of the veterinary university in the State. Besides, to address the employment issues of professionals, the Government would work on to bring two schemes Rehbar-e-Pahsu Palan and Rehaber-Mahigiri.