Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav today exhorted the newly appointed Veterinary Assistant Surgeons (VAS) to offer extensive services at the place of work and bring good name to the State government by protecting the health of cattle, farm and domestic animals and help increase their population.
Giving away appointment orders to 161 Veterinary Assistant Surgeons at the Secretariat here, the minister said as part of strengthening the department, 276 veterinary assistants will be appointed through TSPSC. Srinivas Yadav asked the newly appointed officials to take pledge for the best services by working in tandem with their superiors to keep up to expectations of farmers. He also asked them to work with complete determination as Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao visions to fill up lights among the lives of the farmers and those who are relying on cattle development and raising, goats and sheep growing and fisheries. Besides discharge of duties like proper treatment, cattle healthcare, VAS and assistants have to work for cattle development, cocks and hens raising, artificial insemination, vaccination, fodder and programs of NCDC, the minister maintained.
About 30 lakh farmers’ families are into cattle and cocks raising, 12 lakh families on cattle, 10.5 lakh families on buffalos and 4 lakh families on sheep and goats development and others including small and tiny farmers without land and farm workers. The Government will strengthen the department by pressing 100 mobile vehicles in addition to 2200 veterinary health centers, poly clinics, dispensaries and rural health centers 1322 Gopala Mitra assistants. Efforts should be made to improve the cattle development with proper healthcare as Telangana occupies at national level 14th place in cattle population, 13th place in buffalos, 2nd place in sheep and 3rd place goats population, he added. (NSS)