punjab-news

Punjab vets to boycott artificial insemination

Chandigarh, Sep 28 : Punjab's ambitious plans to have a higher milk production in the future could suffer a setback with rural veterinary officers (RVOs) in the state deciding to stop artificial insemination work from Oct 1.


Nearly 400 RVOs working in Punjab's 582 civil veterinary hospitals in rural areas have decided to boycott work related to artificial insemination on cattle, Navdeep S. Khinda, president of the RVO Association, said Saturday.

The RVOs are demanding a separate directorate under the rural development and panchayats ministry, to govern issues related to them.

"To avoid inconvenience to farmers, RVOs had given adequate time to Zila Parishads (ZPs) for making alternate arrangements to store and disperse AI straws for artificial insemination. The RVOs have stopped reporting to animal husbandry department," Khinda said.

He said that the artificial insemination work, which was taken up quite aggressively by the Punjab government, would suffer once the strike starts.

The RVOA has accused the animal husbandry department of making them toil hard for its projects and not bothering about their cadre and demands.

--IANS (Posted on 28-09-2013)

punjab-news headlines

Punjab turned into river of drugs by Akali leadership: Shakeel Ahmed

Amarinder Singh warns Majithia against criminalising politics in Punjab

Why is under confident Jaitley importing workers from Delhi, asks Amarinder Singh

Jaitley asks why Congress has stopped compensating border area farmers

CBMs with Pak essential for Amritsar to succeed as trade centre: Capt

Showers lash Jalandhar, wheat harvesting can be delayed

Badal has always exploited Punjabis' emotions for personal gains:

Drugs worth Rs.700 crore seized in Punjab ahead of LS polls

Capt Singh gets overwhelming response during Youth Cong road show

Capt asks Jaitley why Modi has not withdrawn petition against Pbi farmers

Punjab ready for free, fair, peaceful Lok Sabha polls : DGP

BSF kills Pakistani smuggler, recovers eight kg heroin

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top