Punjab to have cattle markets on French lines

June 21st, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, June 21 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday announced that it has decided to establish four ultra-modern cattle mandis (markets) on the lines of similar cattle markets in France.

These will be established in Amritsar, Jagraon (Ludhiana) and Subhanpur (Kapurthala) on the pattern of France, state Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries minister Gulzar Singh Ranike said here.

The cattle market in Killianwali (Muktsar) has been completed at a budgetary allocation of Rs.7.59 crore, he said.

Ranike said these markets would provide modern facilities including a veterinary hospital, provisions for stay of cattle owners, parking and sheds.

The minister said that efforts were on to create a second White Revolution in Punjab by increasing milk production and subsidiary products.

“Punjab could earn more revenue and also the farmers could be provided with extra income,” he said.

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