Namchi, 25 Apr:
Eight milch cows along with their calves with three years insurance coverage were distributed at Tokal Bermiok cluster from Temi-Namphing constituency under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana 2017-18 today, a press release from Animal Husbandry Department, South Sikkim informs.
Minister for Cultural Affairs and Area MLA, GM Gurung along with area panchayats, former panchayats, officers from Horticulture Department and Joint-Director [Horticulture Department], Dr T Bajgai attended the programme.
The beneficiaries were also provided with packs of mineral vitamins, dewormer and anti-stress tonic. The aim of the program is to uplift the economic condition of farmers through dairy production in line with Sikkim Organic Mission, it is informed.
The beneficiaries were also briefed on management skills for good health and enhanced milk production from the cows.