NAHARLAGUN, 10 May: Animal Husbandry, Veterinary & Dairy Development (AHV&DD) Minister Tage Taki emphasised on effective and judicious utilisation of the funds allocated under various projects to the department for the welfare of the state’s farming community.
The minister reviewed the status and utilisation of funds released under various CSS and state plan schemes and their implementation at the ground level during a meeting with the officers of his department here on Tuesday.
Taki stressed on the need to enhance livestock and fish production in the state to make Arunachal self-reliant.
A brief discussion on implementation of the schemes under the Atmanirbhar Yojana was also held with the district functionaries.
AHV&DD Secretary Bidol Tayeng emphasised on the need to have a “focused outline in implementing the agenda of the state government across the state, especially under the animal husbandry sector, for economic sustenance of the farming community.”
A discussion on the prevailing African swine fever in the northeastern states, and the strategies to prevent the outbreak of the disease in Arunachal was also held. All field officers were urged to adhere to the SOPs issued by the central government, and to conduct “focused surveillance to prevent ingress of the disease in the state.”
A deliberation on vaccination against FMD and accelerating the artificial insemination programme among the breedable bovine population of the state was also made.
MLA Tana Hali Tara exhorted the officers of the department to work with dedication for the growth of the sector.
Earlier, the district officers of the veterinary and the fisheries departments presented their achievement reports and plans for future activities in their respective jurisdictions.
Water testing kits acquired from the CIFA were distributed to all the DFDOs for use in the fields.
AHV&DD Director SL Dirkhipa and Fisheries Director J Taba also attended the meeting.