Candidates finalised

Staff Correspondent

Bijapur: Minister for Animal Husbandry Revu Naik Belamagi said here on Saturday that steps had been taken to fill 557 vacant posts in 142 veterinary hospitals of the district.

He said the list of 418 candidates had been finalised and a list of the rest of them would be released shortly. According to the 2007-08 census, there are 4, 70,000 cows and 7, 80,000 sheep and goats in the district.

Steps had been taken to provide sufficient medicines to all 142 veterinary hospitals to prevent spread of contagious diseases, he said. Ample stock of fodder has been stored to avoid migration of animals.