Tuesday, May 21
Joint Director Sheep Husbandry Department Ladakh conducts tour of Pashmina Goat Farm Khangral

Joint Director Sheep Husbandry Department Ladakh conducts tour of Pashmina Goat Farm Khangral

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Kargil: Assuring all possible support to make the farm more vibrant and productive, Dr Iftikhar Hussain, Joint Director Sheep Husbandry Department UT Ladakh, during his extensive tour of Kargil Tuesday visited the Pashmina Goat Farm Khangral and took stock of ongoing developmental activities at the farm with an aim to evaluate and gear bolstering Pashmina production and pashmina goats in the district.

He was accompanied by District Sheep Husbandry Officer Kargil and Assistant Director Karakul Sheep Farm.

While briefing on the occasion, the Officer in charge of Pashmina Goat Farm, Dr Zakir Hussain highlighted the commendable progress achieved by department in increasing Pashmina production by virtue of unwavering dedication and hard work of field and technical staff.

Furthermore, the officer in-charge put forth some demands with respect to need for infrastructure development at the farm to maximize progenies for distribution among Pashmina breeders, which in turn would help to improve and uplift their livelihood.

During the discussion, it was also brought under the notice of Joint Director that agriculture related activities also need to be pushed by way of sufficient funding to make sure sufficient quantum of fodder is produced to satiate the annual fodder requirement for the livestocks.

The Joint Director expressed satisfaction over the functioning of farm and assured that all possible support would be extended to make the farm more vibrant and productive.

Dr. Iftikhar Hussain’s visit underscores the Sheep Husbandry Department’s commitment to foster sustainable growth within the Pashmina industry and improving the socio- economic condition of Pashmina rearers in Ladakh.

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