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Principal Secy ASH reviews working of deptts: Anantnag declared as ‘trout distt of India’

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Anantnag, Nov 01: Principal Secretary Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport Department Thursday took a comprehensive review of the departmental activities during a meeting here at Dak Bungalow.

The meeting was attended by District Commissioner, Anantnag, Mohammad Younus Malik, Director Animal Husbandry Kashmir Dr M.Y Chaproo, Director Fisheries R N Pandita and Dr Rana, MD Wool Board. The meeting was also attended by all Veterinary Assistant Surgeons, and other senior officers of Animal, Sheep Husbandry & Fisheries Department of South Kashmir (District Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam & Shopian).

The meeting was informed that all the Districts of south Kashmir have shown exemplary performance in Animal/Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries sector, with the result District Anantnag has been declared as trout district of India. A new scheme under blue revolution has been started during 2017-18 under which 30 units have been established in the district. The maximum number of artificial insemination was conducted in South Kashmir districts.

 

Samoon said that working of Vets/Officers shall be monitored on day today basis. He emphasized upon the officers and field functionaries to work with dedication and honestly to improve the productivity of livestock in the district so that better results of the various schemes can be achieved. He also directed the officers to involve more unemployed youth for setting up of income generating units under the animal, sheep sector to eradicate the problem  of unemployment.

DC Anantnag Mohammad Younus Malik said that youth are showing a keen interest in starting poultry, dairy and sheep/fish units and during 2017-18, 30 racing ponds were constructed for which funds were provided under MG-NAREGA. The milk production is more than 5 lac tonnes and over 175 lac Kgs of poultry meat is produced annually. The total animal population of Anantnag district has touched to 6.03 lacs which include cattle population of 2.10 lacs, buffalo population 0.046 lacs, equine population 0.167 lacs & poultry population 3.88 lacs. 258 poultry farms are registered in the district, which produce 27 lac poultry birds annually. Moreover, under SCA/STP 25 dairy units of single cow, 55 units of medium and large poultry units have been established during 2017-18 at Bakerwal Check Manzmo under sub tribal plan for which Rs 14.62 lacs were released out of which Rs.14.07 lacs were expended.

The DC also directed the relevant department to identify a further 100 beneficiaries during the current year for which district administration shall extend full support. He also sought intervention for  establishment of a livestock feed unit in Anantnag district, which was agreed by Principal Secretary who gave on spot directions for establishing the said unit on priority.

On the occasion Samoon released an Android Application “AHDK Digital Extension” developed by e-governance wing of Animal Husbandry Department in collaboration with NIELIT (Kashmir). The app, which is currently available on department’s website (jkahd.net) will soon be available on Google Playstore also. The app will provide latest and relevant information to farmers and other stakeholders about innovative livestock farming skills, different schemes of Animal Husbandry, Project reports, events, advisories and other notification etc in English and other regional languages. It will work both in online and offline mode.

Earlier Samoon distributed equipment to 11 Private Trout Unit Holders, he also distributed 60 blankets to Chopans’ and reiterated that Chopans’ play vital role in promoting Sheep Husbandry in the district.

Later Samoon visited District Veterinary Hospital Anantnag and distributed free mineral mixture and other medicines among 20 beneficiaries. Addressing the farmers, entrepreneurs and departmental staff Samoon emphasised the need to develop organised dairy farming and creation of cooperatives to ensure sustainable development of dairy industry in the region.

Samoon also visited Poultry Project Mattan which is the oldest poultry project in the region and provides Low Input Technology backyard poultry birds to farmers. He reiterated the need of optimal use and development of such assets.

The meeting was also attended by Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Anantnag, Deputy Director Fisheries, Anantnag, District Animal Husbandry & Sheep Husbandry Officers of Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian and other senior officers & Veterinary/Sheep & Fisheries officers of the South Kashmir.


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PUF will never allow regional parties to ‘stab’ masses again: Rasheed

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Srinagar, June 19: Awami Itihaad Party president and former MLA of Langate constituency in north Kashmir, Er Rasheed on Wednesday said that Peoples United Front (PUF)- an alliance formed by Er Rasheed and JKPM chairman Shah Faesal, will never allow regional parties of J&K to stab the masses again.

Rasheed said that people have a lot of hope with the joint leadership and AIP will do everything required to strengthen the alliance as the lone objective of the alliance is to give people what they want.

Not only AIP but the entire leadership of People’s United Front (PUF) are aware of its duties and by no way will allow traditional parties to stab the masses yet again”.

 

Er. Rasheed appealed citizens all across the state to join AIP and said that party will always be open to healthy debates, positive criticism and fruitful suggestions”.

In his address at Handwara, Rasheed appealed local administration to not to forget its duties towards masses and assured people that AIP will not only continue to represent aspirations and sentiments of people of J&K but will also focus on providing masses a better Governance and will try to ensure time-bound redressal of their grievances.

Earlier, Javed Mustafa Mir, a four-time lawmaker from Chadoora, made the announcement that parties – AIP of Engineer Rasheed and JKPM of DR Shah Feasal, have decided to enter into a pre-poll alliance in the backdrop of the prevailing situation and political uncertainty in the state. He said there are assaults on the special position of the state and there is a lack of credible political alternative and there is no political force that can give good governance and fill the political vacuum.

Mir said the PUF will engage all sections of the people across the state and will work on the agreed agenda. Mir will head the alliance’s 3-member coordination committee.

Meanwhile, many prominent figures including Showkat Ahmad Zargar (KAS), Manzoor Ahmad Khan, Nazir Ahmad Wani and many others joined Er Rasheed led AIP party today.

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Enquiry ordered after picture of signboard with ‘don’t use mobile phone while drinking’ message went viral

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Srinagar, June 19: Traffic Police Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday ordered enquiry after pictures of a signboard with a message, “don’t use mobile phone while drinking”, installed at Peer Ki Gali on the historic Mughal Road went viral.

“Traffic Police Rural Jammu has installed a signboard at Peer Ki Gali on Mughal Road recently with the nomenclature that ‘Don’t use mobile phone while driving’ in order to ensure general awareness among the concerned drivers,” reads the order issued by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Traffic Rural Jammu, Mohan Lal Kaith.

“However, it has been brought into the notice of SSP Traffic Rural Jammu that some disgruntled elements have changed the aforesaid signboard with the nomenclature that “Don’t use a mobile phone while drinking”, which is a matter of serious concern and requires to be enquired thoroughly,” it reads.

 

“As such, in order to identify and fix the responsibility of defaulters, a preliminary enquiry is hereby ordered with immediate effect and entrusted to Mohd Rafiq DySP, Rajouri-Poonch. The enquiry officer shall enquire the matter into covert and overt and furnish his report/recommendations to the office of Traffic Police Rural Jammu immediately for further course of action,” reads the order issued by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Traffic Rural Jammu, Mohan Lal Kaith.

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Guv flags off new motorcycle squad of Traffic Police

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Srinagar, June 19:  Governor Satya Pal Malik flagged off a new motorcycle squad of the Traffic Police, launched in order to ensure better compliance of road safety measures by the commuters.

Advisors to Governor K Skandan and K K Sharma, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, Financial Commissioner to Governor Umang Narula, Principal Secretary Transport  Department Asgar Hassan Samoon, Transport Commissioner Dr. S P Vaid were among the dignitaries present on the  occasion.

Pertinent to mention that during the financial year 2018-19, Rs 567.92 lakh from the Road Safety Fund was spent on procurement of Road Safety Equipment which inter-alia included Laser Speed Cameras with Automatic Number Plate Recognition, Combined Pollution under Control Equipments, Speed Radar Guns with Laser Camera, Hill Recovery Cranes, 110 Motor Cycles for Motor Vehicle and Traffic Departments for increasing mobility of enforcing agency and also to curb traffic violations and ensure road safety for all.

 

Appreciating the initiative of the Transport Department, Governor observed that the Departments associated with ensuring road safety should  formulate good practices for ensuring safety of people on the roads and extended full support of the administration in all their endeavours in this direction.

Governor emphasised the vital importance of following traffic rules and road safety measures for reducing the increasing incidents of road accidents. He observed that strict action should be taken against the violators of traffic rules and only trained persons should be allowed to ply vehicles on the roads. He noted that many accidents take place due to untrained drivers and because of their carelessness many innocent lives are lost.

Governor stressed that officials entrusted with the responsibility of controlling traffic should strictly monitor two wheeler drivers who drive dangerously without any regards for the traffic rules and asked to make good quality helmets mandatory for its drivers.

Governor stressed the importance of educating people particularly youth to generate awareness for following all road safety regulations.

Advisor Skandan lauded the initiative and stressed the need for bringing reforms in road safety management and informed that the government has devised an effective Action Plan for ensuring safety on roads and soon people will see the results of government’s efforts in this direction.

BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary highlighted various steps taken by the government in the domain of traffic management, like constitution of the Jammu and Kashmir Road Safety Fund, which is utilised for meeting expenditures on Road Safety. He advised setting up of sufficient signages along the highways and launching awareness campaigns for reducing the incidence of serious road accidents especially amongst school students.

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