Muzaffarabad (Azdi Times – AJK, November 14, 2023) — The 64th Monday meeting in Muzaffarabad continues to strengthen the bond between farmers and government authorities as part of the ongoing series of weekly meetings.
Jointly organized by the AJK Livestock Department and the Azad Jammu Kashmir Agriculture and Irrigation Department, these meetings are held every Monday, spanning the entire state. The initiative, led by Secretary of AJK Agriculture Livestock, Sardar Javed Ayub, is extending its reach to the grassroots level in villages and neighborhoods.
Farmers participating in these meetings receive information about the array of services provided by the department, and their concerns and issues are given due attention with prompt solutions.
The department’s commitment to maintaining direct communication with farmers not only enhances public sentiment but also contributes to the improvement of veterinary services for animal care and agricultural production.
The ongoing efforts to address farmers’ concerns highlight the importance of seeking guidance from agricultural experts for land cultivation.
Farmers seeking information related to the Department of Livestock’s farming vaccination are encouraged to contact the relevant veterinary centers. The department remains dedicated to serving the public, urging citizens to consult with livestock experts for optimal benefits. The emphasis on mandatory animal vaccinations aims to prevent the spread of contagious diseases.
In response to recent cases of the Congo virus in Balochistan, the department is actively disseminating preventative measures to curtail its spread. Farmers are advised to clear their livestock and fields of ticks, utilizing tick spray and effective medications under the guidance of Livestock Department experts.
While animals may not display apparent signs of the disease, humans may experience severe headaches, vomiting, and bleeding from the nose and mouth. Livestock Department officers are actively participating in meetings across the province, including senior officers, veterinary officers, and agricultural officers.
In Muzaffarabad district, the Chief Organizer of Livestock, Livestock Organizers, District Officers, Veterinary Officers, and Agriculture Officers are all actively involved. Officers from all departments are committed to being available in the field at all times.
The Monday meeting series is fostering stronger relationships with farmers, encouraging them to reclaim their lands, engage in animal husbandry, and contribute to their income.
The key to overcoming inflation lies in empowering individuals to cultivate their lands and raise animals. Officers and staff of the Livestock and Agriculture Departments are dedicated to providing ongoing service and support to farmers.