BARPETA, Sept 12 - The National Animal Disease Control Programme and the National Artificial Insemination Programme were launched in Barpeta along with the rest of the country yesterday.
Barpeta Deputy Commissioner Munindra Sarma inaugurated the programmes by lighting lamps at a function held in the Krishi Vigyan Kendra located at Howli.
Inaugurating the ambitious programmes, Sarma said animals are valuable assets that humans possess.
The inauguration programmes, conducted by Dr Arup Kumar Deka, senior scientist and head of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, were addressed by Krishna Pathak, district agriculture officer, and Manoranjan Das, district veterinary and animal husbandry officer. More than 100 farmers who attended the function also witnessed the national inauguration programmes relayed from Mathura.
Addressing the farmers as resource persons, Dr Prabin Das and Dr Dhrubajyoti Kalita highlighted the diseases suffered by animals and details about the artificial insemination.