Kashmir is having a huge potential for milk and poultry production but we are already in the last month of year 2019, and there are only efforts and efforts by the authorities but without any positive results. Such production cannot increase in one day and it needs sustained efforts and a firm policy from the government to make it possible for Kashmir to be self-sufficient in the production of milk and poultry.
Recently Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu called for increase in milk production and development of poultry estates for filling the gap between demand and supply of Milk and poultry in Jammu and Kashmir.
He passed these instructions while reviewing the working of Animal and Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries Departments where the officials briefed him about their efforts in these fields.
While reviewing the status of implementation and progress of various schemes, the Lt Governor emphasized the need for implementation of benefit oriented schemes in a time bound manner to achieve the set targets. He said that Animal and Sheep Husbandry is a major sector that caters to the needs of a large chunk of population in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the official date released recently J&K produces 25.41 lakh MT milk annually. Further, about 2.5 lakh Litres of milk is processed every day. The department is focusing on the target to achieve double the quantity of milk processing in the next two years. Further, there are 2200 veterinary centres established across Jammu and Kashmir.
There is a huge potential for the poultry also and the government has recently decided to develop Tral area of South Kashmir as a poultry zone and for this purpose even the work has been started.