Mir, Kashmir is considering a new scheme to train local youth in basic veterinary care. Whilst the primary purpose of this scheme is allowing the local populace to be self-sufficient, the implications of such a scheme are interesting in a wider sense. Would state funded education in animal welfare and basic medical knowledge be useful to students elsewhere? Should animal care be promoted in education more than it currently is?
‘The Government is contemplating to train the local educated youth about veterinary medicare to meet out the demand of opening of new veterinary units in rural areas so that the rural populace can be benefitted at the earliest.
The Minister said this initiative would provide veterinary medicare facilities in the rural belt of the state besides it would generate employability among the educated youth of the J&K. He said the demand of opening of new Reram veterinary units shows the positive trend of the rural people who wanted to become self-sufficient in milk and meat production. He said the government would take every step to raise the socio-economic status of the people.
Referring to upgradation of roads, the Minister asked the newly elected sarpanches and panches to formulate comprehensive projects for the upgradation of basic facilities of their localities and assured the funds for these projects would be allocated as per demand. He said recently held panchayats elections would help in decentralization of powers from Secretariat to local democratic institutions. He said that sarpanches have greater responsibility to implement government policies and programmes in letter and spirit, adding that they would assure judicious use of funds for the betterment of the state.
Responding to the demands, Mir said the middle school Reram and primary school Khushipora would be upgraded from next academic year. He said that other infrastructure would be developed on the planning of newly panchayats so that every area gets their due share in development.
Saying that youth of the state showing their willingness in the progress of the state, the Minister pledged it is our responsibility to encourage and involve them in every step of nation building. He said that youth of state have enormous potential and time has come to channelize this potential for the prosperity of state. Asking the youth to achieve quality education, he said that education is the basic component to make the state role model.’
Source: Kashmir Dispatch