Gyalshing, Dec 19 (IPR)
The Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Information and Public Relations and Printing and Stationery Departments Lok Nath Sharma along with the Minister-cum-Area MLA of Daramdin constituency MN Sherpa made a joint inspection at Veterinary Dispensary-cum-Fodder Farm at Anden under Upper Thambung Gram Panchayat Unit, West District, this morning.
Minister Sharma enquired about the available facilities and directed the concerned official to strengthen delivery of required facilities including Artificial Insemination service, medicines, manpower, water connectivity etc.
After taking round of the premises Minister Sharma directed to take up renovation work of existing structure and to construct a bull-shed and cow-shed in the premises. Minister also checked Parcha to see the recorded area and advised to erect fencing for the protection of existing properties. He also assured to address need of Mini Operation Theatre at Anden Veterinary Dispensary.
Thereafter Minister Sharma and Minister Sherpa jointly visited Horticulture farm at Hilley at the altitude of 9200 feet under Ribdi Bharyang GPU.
The visiting team was stunned with magnificent landscape of naturally blessed departmental land spread over cultivated surface area of sixteen hectares and Minister Sharma stressed to revive entire cultivated land with the concept of Agro tourism.
Horticulture Department Officer Shri Ongdi Sherpa shared historic significance of the climatically favourable area of Hilley for production of vegetables particularly Potato, Carrot etc. and explained its uniqueness of production in terms of size and quality. He also informed that the potato breeding farm was developed by the Chogyal in 1967 and had recordable production in the past which is at the declining stage at present and indicated wildlife interference as the major cause of diminishing cultivated area to below two hectare currently.
Minister Sharma assured to take up the requirement of strong fencing work around the boundary to protect proposed cultivated land.
Minister Sharma also interacted with the Labours and instructed concerned officials to put up file for the establishment of Labour barrack, Snow Proof Green House, Harvesting Tank along with a proposal for total utilization of barren land for cultivation of climatically suitable vegetables. He advised to receive required Polypipe and Sintax for an immediate need. Further, he headed towards Okhrey to attend the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Lower Okhrey Primary School.