STATE TIMES NEWS SRINAGAR: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar on Saturday visited the Sheep Breeding and Research Farm, Khimber to inspect the ongoing developmental works and other infrastructure at the farm. The Advisor was accompanied by Director Sheep Husbandry Kashmir, Abdul Salam Mir besides officials from R&B department and other concerned agencies. During the tour, the Advisor said that Sheep sector is being enhanced so that unemployed youth and sheep rearing farmers will get full support from the government with the aim to enhance the production in sheep farming besides giving them chance to earn their livelihoods. He directed the concerned executing agency to ensure the project is completed within its stipulated timeframe and also asked them to use funds properly and ensure that standard material is used for quality work. Pertinently the farm, was previously located at Dachigam later was shifted to Khimber and is being constructed on modern lines at a cost of Rs. 35.90 crore by R&B Department. The Farm is spread on around 500 kanals of land. During the tour Advisor Bhatnagar also interacted with panchayat representatives of the area besides other locals who projected several issues regarding drinking water supply, electricity, roads, playground for sports activities and health care facilities before the Advisor. Advisor Bhatnagar also paid a surprise visit to the Amar Singh College to inspect the work on proposed science block which is being constructed under Jehlum Tawi Flood Recovery Project (JTFRP) at an estimated cost of 937.93 lakhs.
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