Sanbor Shullai meets Purshottam Rupala, urges him to release funds for Veterinary and Animal Husbandry sector

Shillong, Aug 29: Meghalaya Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Minister Sanbor Shullai recently met Union Minister of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Purshottam Rupala at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.

Shullai on behalf of Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Government of Meghalaya, expressed his sincere gratitude to the ministry for having rendered great support to the schemes of Rashtriya Gokul Mission and National Livestock Mission.

Shullai also drew attention towards the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Livestock Health and Disease Control (LHDC).

With regards to this scheme Shullai said that during the last two years, the Government of Meghalaya has received funds against various components of the Scheme.

The Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Minister informed that during the current financial year, the State has proposals in the tune of Rs. 2669.54 lakh for which he has requested the ministry to help the state secure the funds.

This Shullai requested in view that this time around the proposed amount is lesser than half sanctioned in the previous fiscal year.

The state Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Minister said that incidentally, the proposed amount for this financial year is mainly focused towards the components of Establishment and Strengthening of existing Veterinary Hospitals and Dispensaries (ESVHD), Assistance to States for Control of Animal Diseases (ASCAD) and Classical Swine Fever – Control Programme (CSF-CP); three very important components for the State in terms of improving animal health and livestock population of the State with a greater focus in the far flung and remote areas of the State.

“This would greatly benefit the farmers of our State, along with supplementary aid that would be rendered through the CSF-CP to the Meghalaya Piggery Mission,” he said.

In addition, Shullai also pointed out that all utilisation certificates for funds received during 2019-20 and 2020-21 have been submitted to Government of India.

Shullai has also requested the Union Minister to kindly look into the proposal and expedite the whole process for Meghalaya.