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Govt to spend Rs 18.5 cr on herd stations

The Punjab government has decided to set up modern herd stations at Charrik (Moga), Samana (Patiala) and Batala (Gurdaspur) at a total cost of Rs 18.5 crore to promote dairy farming in the state.

chandigarh Updated: Jun 17, 2012 21:11 IST
HT Correspondent

The Punjab government has decided to set up modern herd stations at Charrik (Moga), Samana (Patiala) and Batala (Gurdaspur) at a total cost of Rs 18.5 crore to promote dairy farming in the state.


The stations would be equipped with the requisite facilities, including veterinary hospitals, cover sheds, bath tubs, loading and unloading facilities and apartments for night stay.

Rural development and panchayats minister Surjit Singh Rakhra said the state government had already established eight state-of-the-art herd stations at a total cost of Rs 44 crore and now, with the completion of these three new ones, Punjab would become one of the top states in the country having 11 hi-tech herd stations.

The minister said herd stations at Dhanaula (Barnala) and Nabha (Patiala), built at a cost of Rs 11.5 crore, would be opened soon.