Clearly denoting the old saying that “Desan mein Des Haryana, Jit Dooth Dahi ka Khana” (well known state where milk and curd products are consumed at large scale), the per capita availability of milk in Haryana has increased to 680 grams as compared to national average of 258 grams.
While stating this on Sunday, a spokesman of department of animal husbandry and dairying, Haryana said that milk production in the state has increased to 62.67 lakh tonnes due to the efforts being made by the state government for development of livestock. The government has been continuously hiking the plan budget since 2005-06. In 2011-12, the budget has been increased to R70.
The state government had decided to set up eight veterinary poly clinics in Sonipat, Bhiwani, Sirsa, Rohtak, Karnal, Kaithal, Gurgaon and Panchkula to provide better veterinary health cover to the livestock. About 2,789 veterinary institutions are providing health care to the livestock. Facilities of X-ray, ultrasound and bio sample tests would be made available in these veterinary institutions. These institutions are already functioning in Panchkula, Sonipat, Bhiwani and Sirsa. Specialist health care services, which are available only at Ch Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, would also be provided in referral cases, he added.
Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at Hisar has come up to achieve new dimensions in education and research in veterinary and animal sciences, said the spokesman. Cash incentives were also given to the animal breeders for conservation and development of famous murrah buffaloes.