UVAS organised stakeholders meeting to Identify priorities, initiatives proposal for the next year 2017-18
LAHORE (15-02-17): The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore organised stakeholders meeting to identify priorities initiatives proposal for the next year ADP 2017-18 here on Wednesday in city campus Lahore.
UVAS Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I) and Member Production Planning & Development Government of Punjab Mukhtar Malik jointly chaired the meeting and sought suggestions and technical inputs from the relevant stakeholders about the process initiated for identification of project proposal to be consider for the next year 2017-18 for the development of livestock sector. Additional Secretary Livestock and Dairy Development Punjab Khalid Mahmood Chouhdary, Chief Agriculture Planning & Development Dr Muhammad Ashraf and a large number of researchers, academician, farmers, professionals, stakeholders and representative from public and private sector were attended.
Speaking on the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor said that livestock has major share in agriculture GDP so there is need to focus more on livestock sector development. He said it is direly needed to initiate school milk program and provide an egg a day to our children to attract them to schools and improve their health to solving issue of malnutrition as well as provide market to our livestock, dairy and poultry farmers for their prosperity and their profitability. He said there is also need a huge investment for the uplift of the livestock sector especially in camel, sheep and goat production. He said through this forum we need to make farmers friendly policies and make bridge between farmers and consumer for their benefits. He also said UVAS doors always open for the professionals come from public and private sectors for their assistance.