Fodder camp opened in Narayankhed

Fodder camp opened in Narayankhed
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The district administration has opened a fodder camp at Sultanabad village on the banks of Nallavagu river under Kalher mandal.

Narayankhed: The district administration has opened a fodder camp at Sultanabad village on the banks of Nallavagu river under Kalher mandal.

Narayankhed MLA M Bhupal Reddy inaugurated the fodder camp on Friday. Around 3,000 cattle along with farmers came to the camp on the first day.

The district administration has provided accommodation, food and drinking water for the cattle and farmers at the camp. It will remain open till mid-June.

Every day, 6 kg of fodder, worth Rs 8.30, is being provided to each cattle and concentrated feed with nutritive value is being supplied to cattle at Rs 6.50 a kg at 50 per cent subsidy. Currently, 130 metric tonnes of fodder and 45 metric tonnes of concentrated feed has been procured and made available at the camp.

The Dairy Department has also made arrangements at the camp to collect milk every day, making payments on every day basis to the farmers then and there. To monitor the health of the cattle, a temporary veterinary health centre has also been set up near the camp.

Addressing the gathering, Bhupal Reddy said it was the first such fodder camp started after formation of the new State and that cattle from all five mandals in Narayankhed constituency could be brought here till monsoon sets in.

He added that similar camps would be set up in other constituencies as well. Laxma Reddy, Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry, said the department had accurate data about the number of cattle in every village and that each and every cattle would be given 6 kg of fodder free of cost every day in the villages as well.

M Yadav, President of a cooperative organisation which works on raising sheep and goats, requested the MLA to make arrangements to offer 200 grams of nutritious food to sheep and goats as well as Narayankhed has high population of those animals.

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