Himachal Pradesh government has taken a new initiative to provide quick treatment and medicines to cattle of farmers of the state through mobile clinics.
The state government has launched a project named Sanjeevani through which nearly 4.41 million livestock would be treated at the door steps of the farmers, saving their time and money.
A state government spokesman said, “The projects aimed at enhancing the livestock population and maintaining their goods health with the help of mobile clinics would provide veterinary services like artificial insemination, vaccination, surgery, infertility testing, besides supplying medicines in rural areas.”
“It is being observed to maintain good health of cattle the farmers have to run to veterinary centers for treatment by spending time and money, but mobile clinics are going to be of great help to farmers in such situation,” he added.
He said, “The Sanjeevani project is a farmer-friendly initiative towards empowering the livelihood of small dairy owners which would help in providing veterinary services in remote areas too.”
For ensuring veterinary services the State Animal Husbandry Department has signed a MoU with Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd., a subsidiary of Indus Ind Bank for its implementation.
The department would soon start a toll free helpline number and integrated call centre for seeking the help for treatment of cattle through mobile clinics, personalized assistance to cattle owners through tele-medical consultation, besides information regarding government schemes and programmes for disease control related information.
This integrated call center will work like a single contact point for different matters concerning livestock health and vaccination programmes, besides acting as an effective communication platform between the government agencies and livestock owners.
This initiative will serve farmers in 44 blocks located in every district of the state and a mobile app would help in effective communication and service delivery system.