Bhopal:Friday, June 13:An international level Pashudhan Vihar would soon be set up in Bhadbhada area of Bhopal. For this, the state government has sanctioned Rs 25 crore. Besides, a cow-sanctuary would be established in Susner Tahasil of Shajapur district. The sanctuary would be established on 472 hectare land of Faraspura, Shyampura, Semli Baira and Narera villages. This information was given at the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan to review implementation of announcements made by him about Animal Husbandry Department’s. Those present at the meeting included Principal Secretary Animal Husbandry Shri Rakesh Agrawal, Chief Minister’s secretary Shri Anurag Jain and managing director of M.P. State Cooperative Dairy Federation Limited Smt. Shikha Dube.’
The meeting was informed that a Bio-procedure Zone would be established on 500 acre land in Babai by the department for breeding buffaloes of Jafarabadi breed. A scheme is also afoot to strengthen Cattle Health and Bio Production Institute, Mhow which manufactures vaccines for saving cattle from infectious diseases. Similarly, 500 Cattle Wealth Development Centres would be set up with the cooperation of J.K. Trust in nine districts viz. Ratlam, Badwani, Dhar, Raisen, Sidhi, Satna, Panna, Ashok Nagar and Guna. Rs 12 crore would be spent on the establishment of these centres. Provision Rs six crore has already made in the budget while proposal has been sent to the Planning Board for rest of the amount. Apart from all the division level veterinary hospitals and breeding zones, work of strengthening poultry zones is also underway.
Besides, a proposal to the tune of Rs 4.50 crore has been sent for inclusion in National Agriculture Plan for establishing state level training centre for departmental staff as well as capacity building of cattle rearers. Proposals for setting up cattle fodder plants at Gwalior and Seoni are also being chalked out.
The meeting was informed that the competent finance committee has approved the state government’s decision to give top up of 25 percent on insurance of hybrid milch cattle of small and marginal cattle breeders. A proposal has also been sent to state Planning Commission for increase the limit of Rs eight crore 40 lakh.
The meeting was also informed that as per Chief Minister ‘s announcements, Rs 30 lakh and Rs 60 lakh respectively has been sanctioned in Chhatarpur and Tikamgarh districts for providing fodder, chaff and water for cattle. Similarly, a Rs nine crore plan has been chalked out to reopen defunct dairy plants. Five districts of Sagar division were declared drought-affected during the year 2007-08 and Rs seven crore 40 lakh was allocated for transporting drinking water and fodder etc. During the current financial year as well Rs one crore has been allocated for cattle camps in these five districts at the rate of Rs 20 lakh per district.
A budgetary provision of Rs two crore 17 lakh 77 thousand has been made for providing goats of high breed with a view to promote business of goat rearing. For the current financial year, a proposal has been sent to Planning Commission to increase this amount by Rs five crore 28 lakh. Process is on for making available Rs 11 lakh for establishing Gaushala at Sijai village in Chhatarpur district by Madhya Pradesh Gaupalan Evam Pashu Samvardhan Board.
Similarly, sanction has also been given to upgrade Sirali veterinary dispensary to hospital, allotting place for veterinary hospital in multi-purpose work shed at Amlaha in Sehore district and construction of veterinary dispensaries at villages Sadra in Balaghat, Tanda in Dhar and Pipariya Champat in Damoh districts.