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Livestock Rearing A Source Of Income For Farmers

               A one day Block Level Livestock Mela organized by the Office of the District Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Officer, East Khasi Hills for livestock farmers of Sohiong C&RD Block held today at Sohiong.

                The Mela was organised under the National Livestock Mission 2017-18 on the theme “Economic Empowerment through Livestock Mission.”

                   Speaking on the occasion, Meghalaya PHE Minister and local MLA, Shri Samlin Malngiang said livestock rearing in rural area is one of the sources of income which contributes significantly to rural livelihood and also provides employment opportunities.

                  Stating that backyard livestock method is comparatively low in production, Malngiang urged the farmers to adopt the modern method of farming as introduced by the Veterinary Department which can easily boost up production with improved breed of livestock.

            He also emphasized on the ready availability of market for livestock products as the State depends largely on other States for supply of raw meat and poultry products, he urged the farmers to go for large scale farming so as to earn higher profit margins. 

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