KARGIL: Executive Councilor for Animal and Sheep Husbandry Aga Syed Hassan Arman launched a plantation drive organized by the Sheep Husbandry Department Kargil at Block Veterinary Office Trespone here today.
The aim of the plantation drive was to plant hundreds of apple and willow saplings in coming days around the sheep extension centers under the jurisdiction of Block Veterinary Office TSG Block.
Speaking on the occasion, EC Aga Syed Hassan Arman hailed the Sheep Husbandry Department Kargil for initiating the plantation drive and expressed optimism that this mega drive will benefit the environment and build the common consciousness among the masses regarding importance of environment cleanliness and preservation as well.
Meanwhile, the EC Animal and Sheep Husbandry also gave away imported shearing machines to the interested farmers and breeders trained by the Sheep Husbandry Department, Kargil.
It was informed on the occasion that the objective of providing the imported shearing machines is to augment self-employment among the unemployed youth, breeders and farming community.
EC Syed Arman exhorted upon officers concerned and the farmers to make the shearing machines more popular in the field so that maximum number of people will get benefit of it.
The Block Veterinary Officer (BVO) Trespone informed that people who are interested in obtaining shearing machines for private livestock should contact Block Veterinary Office Trespone along with the requisite application form which shall be later submitted to the office of the District Sheep Husbandry Office Kargil for training and provision of machines.