GUWAHATI, Aug 28 - Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi said in view of the huge demand-supply mismatch with regard to the availability of milk, meat and eggs, there should be greater coordination between the Department of Animal Husbandry and Assam Agricultural University.
Governor Mukhi, while inaugurating a state of the art laboratory building of the Department of Bio-Technology (DBT) at the College of Veterinary Science at Khanapara today, said both the Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Department and Assam Agricultural University need to work together, taking the advantage of various flagship programmes of the government to increase the production of milk, meat and eggs.
He also appealed to both the Department and Assam Agricultural University to come forward to jointly adopt 10 villages each to bring in a revolution in milk, meat and eggs production, making a good use of the development fund and available technology.
The Governor also called upon the Assam Agriculture Minister and the Vice-Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University to play the role of a catalyst in this regard.
It may be noted that the laboratory building has been built with a joint budgetary support of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and the Government of Assam.
The Governor said the laboratory has to take the responsibility of assessing and monitoring the transboundary animal diseases to ensure that no major animal diseases enter the region through borders along Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and China.
Prof Mukhi also called upon the veterinarians and scientists to carry out researches in protecting the health of the State's livestock population.
He also hailed the efforts of Assam Agricultural University for taking a lead in developing two cell culture vaccines for swine fever and duck plague.
On the sidelines of the programme, Prof Mukhi also visited the clinic and said the facilities in the clinic need to be scaled up with all modern equipment and expertise.