Chandigarh, December 10
To ensure that the dairy farmers of the state do not face any unnecessary hassle and to promote dairy farming, the Punjab government has decided to soften the conditions for getting a no objection certificate (NOC).
The state government is in the process of empowering the veterinary officers to issue NOC to dairy farmers instead of Deputy Commissioner. This was announced by Punjab Animal Husbandry and Fisheries and Dairy Development Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa while attending the 14th PDFA International Dairy and Agri Expo 2019 at Jagraon.
Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said that earlier, the dairy farmers had to take an NOC for transporting their own animals from the Deputy Commissioner and sometimes, they had to go through unnecessary hassles sometimes. He said that the veterinary officers are being empowered to issue these NOCs.
Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said that agriculture is the backbone of our country’s economy, similarly animal husbandry is also backbone of our farmers. He informed that dairy farming, fisheries, goat farming and other such occupations are supporting the farmers financially. He said that the Punjab government is stressing to promote mechanisation and modernisation to help these occupations. He informed that agricultural implements are also being provided to the farmers on subsidy.