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Livestock Farming: Minister Appeals to Poultry Farmers to Set Up Business in the State.

According to a release issued by Poultry India, Minister of Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Science & Technology, Jammu &Kashmir, Sajjad Ghani Lone appealed to India's biggest poultry farmers, equipment and feed manufacturers to set up business in Jammu and Kashmir and also help to grow the poultry sector in the state.

At the inauguration of the 9th edition of Poultry India in Hyderabad, where he assured national and international poultry heavy weights that the J&K government will do everything possible to ensure investments are protected and bureaucracy is virtual non-existent. Mr Lone's visit was followed by announcement in Srinagar of the vision document that spelled out his government's role to enhance the Animal Husbandry sector.

"I was very glad to get an opportunity at the Poultry India exhibition in Hyderabad on November 24 to meet with leading poultry farmers of our country. They have shown keen interest to set up business in my state and I have given them assurances of my ministry's full cooperation for the same," said Sajjad Ghani Lone.

Through his various one-on-one meetings with leading Poultry manufactures on the sidelines of South Asia's biggest poultry event, to set up modern farms in Jammu & Kashmir, Mr. Lone encouraged the poultry industry, and assured all that his government would guarantee fast track implementation for those wanting to do poultry business in J&K, which has a very strong growth potential.

To revamp the livestock sector with an aim for the state of Jammu & Kashmir to achieve self-sufficiency in the production of poultry, meat and milk by 2025, The minister unveiled a Rs 2,000 crore vision document. The vision document has the potential to mitigate huge annual state expenditure of Rs 3500 crore spent on the purchase of poultry and meat.

While giving details, the Minister said that Rs 814.79 crore has been proposed for dairy development, Rs 423.44 crore for poultry development, while as for Sheep sector the proposal is of Rs 380 crore and Rs 413 crore has been proposed for feed and fodder development.