KERALA

Call for a super specialty veterinary hospital in State

BETTER INFRASTRUCTRE: Minister for Animal Husbandry C. Divakaran and Revenue Minister K.P. Rajendran arriving to take part in a meeting to inaugurate a new building for the District Veterinary Centre in Thrissur on Wednesday. — Photo: K.C. Sowmish

BETTER INFRASTRUCTRE: Minister for Animal Husbandry C. Divakaran and Revenue Minister K.P. Rajendran arriving to take part in a meeting to inaugurate a new building for the District Veterinary Centre in Thrissur on Wednesday. — Photo: K.C. Sowmish  

Minister for Animal Husbandry C. Divakaran has said that a super-specialty veterinary hospital should be set up in the State. He was addressing a meeting on Wednesday to inaugurate a new building for the District Veterinary Centre and the Central Veterinary Store in the Paravattani Veterinary Complex, near here.

“Animal husbandry has been a marginalised discipline in the State. In contrast, in all major countries, it is an important sector with comprehensive research and development activities,” he said.

He said the State would be self-sufficient in milk production towards the end of 2011. “Milk shortage has been reduced from 6 lakh litres to 3 lakh litres. When the high-tech dairy farms being set up in Mattupetty, Kolahalamedu and Kulathupuzha become fully operational, milk production in the State will go up. The price of cattle-feed can be regulated when three new centres are set up for its production,” he said.

The new building has been constructed using Rs.25 lakh granted by the State government and Rs.21 lakh sanctioned by the district panchayat. K.P. Rajendran, Minister for Revenue and Ambady Venu, president, district panchayat were among those present.

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