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Animal husbandry minister seeks funds from Centre

Sanbor Shullai meets union minister in Delhi

Shillong, Aug 29: Animal husbandry and veterinary minister Sanbor Shullai met union minister of animal husbandry and veterinary  Parshottam Rupala at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi for assistance to implement various projects under the department.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the office of Shullai said that the minister sought funds under the centrally sponsored scheme of Livestock Health and Disease Control (LHDC).

The meeting was held on August 27.

Shullai said that during the last two years, the state government had received funds for various components of the scheme. During the financial year 2021-22, the state has proposals to the tune of Rs 2669.54 lakh for which he urged the ministry to help the state secure the funds. This he requested in view of the fact that the proposed amount is lesser than half sanctioned in the previous fiscal.

The proposed amount for 2021-22 is mainly focused on components for establishment and strengthening of existing veterinary hospitals and dispensaries , assistance to states for control of animal diseases and classical swine fever control programme- three  important components for the state in terms of improving animal health and livestock population of the state with more focus in the remote areas of the state.

In addition, Shullai also pointed out that all utilisation certificates for funds received during 2019-20 and 2020-21 have been submitted to the Centre.

 

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