Aid amid lockdown: 31,000 animals benefited in Himachal's Hamirpur
Himachal Pradesh

Aid amid lockdown: 31,000 animals benefited in Himachal's Hamirpur

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Hamirpur (HP), May 31 : The district administration here has helped as many as thirty-one thousand animals during the COVID-19 induced lockdown period and provided them with medical aid as per the demand of their owners, Deputy Commissioner Harikesh Meena said on Saturday.

He said that about 1,500 destitute cows and bulls have been kept in the 19 gausadans (Cow shelter homes) which are being operated in the district adding that about 894 quintal animal's feed costing about Rs 6.2 lakh was made available to them through Gausadans so that such animals were kept healthy and fit.

Meena said that instructions had been given to the Animal Husbandry Department to provide all possible help and services to the cattle rearers during Purnbandi. Proper arrangements for fodder etc. have also been made in the gausadans established in the district.

Deputy Director Animal Husbandry Dr. Manoj Sharma said that the department has also issued passes to 121 transporters for procurement of feed from Punjab mandis so that the feed was delivered to the animals in time. Sharma said that in order to protect animals against seasonal diseases, 3, 876 animals have been vaccinated by the department in the district for anti-rabies, mouth related diseases.

He said that fourteen shepherds of Kangra and Chamba hills who crossed through Hamirpur district during the Lockdown period were helped and as many as 3,910 sheep of such persons were vaccinated by the department to protect them from mouth related diseases. (UNI)