Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)
Bengaluru, Jun 24: The country's first fully equipped animal welfare war room, which has opened up the possibility of enabling the farmers and people engaged in animal husbandry activity to get all animal-related information with just one call, became operational on Wednesday, June 23.
Karnataka chief minister, B S Yediyurappa, dedicated the newly started war room which has been set up at the Pashupalana Bhavana, Hebbal here, on Wednesday, June 23. He praised the efforts made by the department for opening such a helpline. He hoped that the war room started for the first time in the country, will play a stellar role to reach the farmers and those involved with animal husbandry besides improving the health of the animals and improving their productivity.
He noted that many people rely on animal husbandry as the main source of their income. "They can call the war room and find a solution whenever they come across problems. Animal husbandry has been contributing to the gross domestic product of the country in a big way," he said.
Animal husbandry minister, Prabhu Chauhan, speaking on the occasion, said that the helpline will be functional 24 hours. He said that the animal health services of the department will reach the doorsteps of the farmers. Noting that the department has already been playing a major role in protecting the health of the animals, he said it has taken a giant step towards helping the people involved with animal husbandry through this war room.
Unique features of the war room: 1. Any farmer, people involved with animal husbandry etc can call 827700200 and get information about taking care of animals. 2. Information will be available mainly relating to sheep, goats, rabbits, pigs, poultry, dairying. 3. Information about controlling infectious diseases and treatment, local and foreign breeds, injections, bank loans facility, availability of fodder etc are available. 4. In case of emergency, where the animals are suffering due to accident or other diseases, when veterinarians are not immediately available, advice about treatment will be provided. 5. Advice about the implementation of the Karnataka Anti Cow Slaughter and Animals Protection Act will be provided through the war room.