‘I will discuss the matter with the authorities concerned’
‘Farmers are finding it difficult to get cattle
feed from Hassan’
Veterinary clinics should be set in all taluks: MP
SHIMOGA: B.Y. Raghavendra, MP, said on Tuesday that he would discuss with the authorities concerned about the possibilities of setting up of a cattle feed manufacturing unit in Shimoga.
Speaking after inaugurating a seminar organised by the Karnataka Veterinary Science Association (Shimoga unit) here, he said that there were cattle feed units in Hassan and Bellary and there was a need for one such unit in Shimoga.
He said that dairy farmers were finding it difficult to get cattle feed from Hassan and other places. Moreover, they had to pay more for it.
To overcome this problem, it was being proposed to set up a cattle feed unit in Shimoga, the MP said.
Mr. Raghavendra said the State Government should encourage the activities undertaken by the Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Department.
He stressed the need for opening veterinary clinics in all taluks.
He said that the problems being faced by the Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) were being sorted out after the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in the State.
The Karnataka Milk Federation’s management was chalking out farmer-friendly programmes, he added. Vice-president of the State Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee Ayanur Shivanandappa said that the APMC would extend all help to the department if it shifted its office to the APMC yard.
President of the Shimoga unit of the association T.H. Nataraj presided over the function. He urged Mr. Raghavendra to take steps to identify a place for shifting the hospital and other offices of the department.
Chief Executive Officer of the zilla panchayat A.B. Hemachandra, Assistant Director of the Department of Animal Husbandry N.S. Basavaraj, and resource persons V.C. Murthy of the Veterinary College in Bangalore and S.S. Sheregar were present.
Vice-president of the association S. Kallappa welcomed the gathering.
Office-bearers of the association S. Srinivasan, J.R. Thimmappa, Arvind K. and S.B. Rajesh were among those present.