Chandigarh, June 19 – The per capita per day availability of milk in Haryana has increased to 680 grams as compared to national average of 258 grams.
While stating this here today, a spokesman of Haryana Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department said that milk production in Haryana has increased to 62.67 lakh tones as a result of the efforts being made by the State Government for the development of livestock.The state government had been making continuously increase in the plan budget of the department since the year 2005-06. The plan budget of the department for the year 2011-12 had been increased to Rs.70 crore from merely Rs.14.83 crore in the year 2005-06.As many as 2789 veterinary institutions were providing veterinary health care to the livestock in the state. The state government had decided to set up eight veterinary poly clinics in Sonipat, Bhiwani, Sirsa, Rohtak, Karnal, Kaithal, Gurgaon and Panchkula to provide better veterinary health cover to the liverstock. The facilities of x-ray, ultrasound and testing of all kinds of bio samples would be made available in these multipurpose veterinary institutions.In the first phase, these institutions have already been made functional at Panchkula, Sonipat, Bhiwani and Sirsa. Specialist health care services, which are available only at Ch.Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, would also be provided in referral cases in these multipurpose veterinary institutions, he added.
The state government had also set up Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at Hisar to achieve new dimensions in education and research in the field of veterinary and animal sciences, said the spokesman, adding that it had also been decided to organize special camps across the state to make the livestock free from diseases and barrenness. It was a matter of gratification that the state had already been made almost free from infectious diseases like foot and mouth disease which used to take heavy toll of livestock every year. Cash incentives were also given to the animal breeders for the conservation and development of world famous murrah buffaloes. The owners of murrah buffaloes who give more than 13 kg, 16kg, 19kg and 25 kg of milk daily were given a cash incentive of Rs.5000, Rs.10,000, Rs.15,000 and Rs.25,000 respectively.