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Animal Husbandry Department Jammu inaugurates maiden Pashu-Mandi

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Marching towards attaining self sufficiency in milk production, the Department of Animal Husbandry Jammu, under the guidance of Principal Secretary to the Government Animal/Sheep Husbandry & Fisheries Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary, today organised first ever Pashu-Mandi in the UT of J&K at RP Check post, Lakhanpur (Kathua).

Director Animal Husbandry Jammu Dr. Sagar D. Doifode inaugurated the event. He apprised the dairy farmers and breeders that it was the first kind of initiative taken by the department with active support from the district administration Kathua.  He assured the farmers that such events will be made a regular feature in the region providing an ideal platform to our dairy farmers to obtain best dairy breeds of cows/buffaloes from the neighbouring states leading to enhanced milk production locally.

District Development Commissioner Kathua Rahul Yadav complimented the department of Animal Husbandry Jammu for the initiative for achieving rural prosperity and also assured full support in organizing more such events in the future.

The DC Kathua further said that a duty magistrate has been stationed at the RP Checkpost, Lakhanpur to facilitate the hassle free induction and transportation of the animals purchased at the mandi. Moreover a single-window clearance mechanism is also being established in this regard. Speaking on the occasion, President Municipal Committee Lakhanpur appreciated the efforts of the Animal Husbandry department and extended his support in the form of logistics and other infrastructure to the extent possible.

Farmers from other states as well as from the UT also spoke on the occasion and expressed gratitude towards the department of Animal Husbandry for taking such initiatives of farmer welfare Around 400 good quality cattle/ buffaloes were brought by the breeders/sellers from the neighbouring states to the mandi.

Local Dairy farmers especially beneficiaries of the ‘Integrated Dairy Development Scheme’ were seen purchasing the animals of their choice at the event Extension & Publicity Wing of the Animal Husbandry Department Jammu also put up an Awareness Stall during the mandi and distributed useful literature among farmers.

Seeing the response from the farmer community, the Director Animal Husbandry announced to extend the Pashu-mandi for one more day. Joint Directors, Chief Animal Husbandry Officers, Senior officers and staff from the Animal Husbandry Department Kathua besides a large number of farmers were also present on the occasion.

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Some politicians of Kashmir try to divide people, destroy Jammu: BJP leader Rana

Some politicians of Kashmir frequently visit Jammu to try to divide people, but they will not be allowed to succeed, senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana said on Friday.

Batting strongly for an elected government in Jammu and Kashmir, he also said that bureaucratic governance could not replace a political government.

Rana, who left the National Conference and joined the BJP last year, said, ”Those politicians who come here (Jammu) from Kashmir and try to divide people in Jammu will not succeed in destroying Jammu in the way they destroyed Kashmir.” The people of Jammu live in peace and will continue to live in communal harmony and brotherhood, the former legislator asserted at a function here.

”But we want the voice of Jammu to be strengthened, and Jammu should get its rights. So we will continue to fight for our rights. There will be no compromise,” he said.

In 2019, Jammu and Kashmir were reorganised into a Union Territory, and its administration is led by a lieutenant governor (L-G). However, bureaucratic governance is no replacement for a political government, Rana said.

”Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha is a veteran politician. He has been MP six times and has also been a minister. So he has a lot of experience in governance. The administration is being run in a good way,” he said.

”The bureaucracy in Jammu and Kashmir is efficient. They are hard-working people. We are proud of the bureaucracy and police in Jammu and Kashmir,” Rana said.

Speaking on the need for an elected government, he said people have an easy reach to elected representatives and are responsible for the people.

”They (elected representatives) are the bridge,” the BJP leader said.
Rana said that leaders of different political parties should play their roles and become bridges between the people and the administration to resolve problems.

”They should listen to the voice of the people. Then, they should take up issues raised by the people with the government and find their resolution,” he said.

Rana said that unemployment is the biggest issue of Jammu and Kashmir.
”We want opportunities of jobs and employment,” he said.

Replying to a question about the prospects of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh in forthcoming assembly elections there, Rana said that the BJP would win over 300 seats and be in the majority.

”There is peace and normalcy in Uttar Pradesh, as seen during the rule of the BJP. The era of development has started in the state”, he said.

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Jammu Airport Runway now 8000 Feet Long, Indigo Aircraft Takes First Take-off

The runway of the Jammu airport, which has been waiting for an extension for a long time, has become eight thousand feet. After completion of the runway expansion work, IndiGo’s flight took off from Jammu airport and this aircraft was saluted with water cannon on the newly built runway. Earlier, the runway of Jammu airport was 6700 feet long, which is the takeoff of incoming aircraft here. And it was too short for landing. Due to the short runway, the aircraft coming here used to carry less weight than their capacity, and they also had to apply emergency brakes to stop.

The expansion of the runway of the Jammu airport was completed by the Airport Authority in collaboration with the Air Force and MES, while Director Airport Jammu Sanjeev Kumar Garg, Air Commander GS Bullar and other officials were also present on the occasion of the inauguration of the new runway. Indigo aircraft 6E-137 took off from the new runway after duly worshipping. In addition to the new runway, a 2,800-metre-long boundary ball has also been constructed at the airport, and a turn pad is also being built to divert the Airbus 321 after landing.

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On the other hand, Director Airport Jammu Sanjeev Kumar Garg thanked the construction agencies and related departments for completing the runway expansion work of the airport. He said that the new terminal at Belicharana would provide more facilities to the commuters coming here.

A decade ago, the length of the runway of the Jammu airport was 5879 feet, i.e. 1780 meters, whereas any national-level airport should have at least 7500 feet (about 2300 meters). The Airport Authority of India has also raised questions on the short runway of the Jammu airport several times and has sought help from the administration for its expansion. In the first phase, its length was increased to 6700 feet, while now it has been increased to eight thousand feet. The army land adjoining the airport became the first hurdle for the runway extension. But, later, the administration gave the army land in the Sujwan area instead, while later, the animal husbandry department’s land was also acquired in Belicharana, where the terminal was built.

Amish Mahajan

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ADGP Jammu adhere new rank to newly promoted SP

Addl. Director-General of Police, Jammu Zone, Jammu, Shri. Mukesh Singh – IPS decorated newly promoted Superintendent of Police Sh. Jagdev Singh by pining new rank on his promotion in a simple function held ZPHQ Jammu this morning.
Shri. Mukesh Singh congratulated the officers for his elevation and stressed the officer to work with zeal and zest in future also.
The Sh. Chandan Kohli -IPS, SSP Jammu was present on the occasion.
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