Leh: August 24, 2013 (VisitLadakh.com) : The people of Ladakh must focus on one potential trade rather than indulging in uncertain trades and activities wasting their precious time and energy. It was said by CEC, LAHDC, Leh Rigzin Spalbar who was chief guest during a daylong breeders awareness camp at Chushot Shamma organized by Sheep Husbandry Office, Leh today. The awareness camp was attended by the breeders of Chushot Gongma, Shamma and Yokma along with their Sarpenches and Gobas.
Stressing upon the breeders to take such awareness camps very seriously CEC Rigzin Spalbar said that in many countries farmers have to pay money for such awareness camps. Giving utmost importance on sustainable development of Leh district, Spalbar said that in the present scenario, shifting towards land based economy is the most burning issue of Ladakh and it is the high time to take agriculture seriously so that we could cherish the dream of a sustainable, prosperous and a developed Ladakh. He said that a region is known by its economy especially for its exporting products and when we think about Ladakh we do not have anything to export as yet.
Referring to a mega project of Rs: 42 crore for promotion of sheep husbandry which stand sanctioned for Ladakh, CEC said that it would be promptly implemented during 12th 5YP and this would tremendously promote pashmina and wool production in Ladakh. CEC appreciated the dedication of the functioning of Sheep Husbandry deptt headed by DSHO, Dr. Mohd Sharif who are working hard in implementing the programs and policies of Council effectively.
The EC Animal Husbandry, Gyurmet Dorjey in his address welcomed the positive sign in Chushot belt in reviving the practice of rearing livestock which has registered 10% increase in sheep and goats population. He said that this would besides fetching income to the people through pashmina, wool, mutton would also support the farmers with manure in promoting agriculture.
The area Councilor, Abbas Abidi welcoming the camp in Chushot for disseminating important information and scientific methods among the people in this sector urged the Council to device a major project for Chushot block focusing livestock development specially the sheep and goats.
Earlier, Dr. Mohd Sharif giving a brief account of holding this camp said that there is a population of 7000 sheep and goats at present in Chushot belt which is on an increasing trend. He urged the people to take benefit of the schemes of Sheep husbandry deptt and improve their economic status.
During the day long awareness camp, Dr. Tondup Namgyal, Technical Officer and Dr. Tsering Morup awared the breeders about various beneficial schemes of their department and also made them conversant about breeding of improved animals for better economic results.