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Cattle colonies will facilitate supply of milk, meat: Sindh CM

11 December 2006

PAKISTAN - Sindh Chief Minister Dr Arbab Ghulam Rahim has said that the establishment of cattle colonies in 22 districts of Sindh will prove helpful in the breeding of livestock besides supply of milk and meat to people for which Sindh government has allocated Rs395 million.

Talking to media after chairing a high level meeting regarding cattle colonies and affairs of Karachi Fish Harbour Authority, the Chief Minister said that cattle colony will be spread over 200 acres and planning has been done for construction of 50 sheds in every colony which will cost Rs2.8 million while Rs133 million will be spent on construction of roads.

He said Dairy Pakistan Limited has assured of cooperation in the establishment of cattle colonies and at least 30 farms besides sharing experiments in technical and administrative affairs.

He informed that Dairy Pakistan Ltd will also assist financially in buying milk producing catles. Dr Arbab said the government would also benefit from the experts of private sector organizations like Nestle and Engro Foods.

He said Sindh farmers would also be taken to the visits of cattle farms in the Punjab, particularly the Kissan Plant being run at Choochak under a non-Government organization.

Chief Minister said he has directed the officials that all modern facilities should be provided in cattle colonies and sheds constructed must be low cost for the benefit of cattle farmers.

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