Chandigarh, September 20, 2012: The Punjab Government has decided to organize livestock fairs in the state in October and November, 2012 and January 2013.
Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Department, Punjab said that national, regional and district level Competitions would be organized all over the state. He said that state government has earmarked Rs.5.18 crore for this purpose and winners would be honored with cash prizes.
The spokesman further said that government has taken this initiative to develop livestock breed and encourage the farmers to produce quality milk. He said that in these fairs, high-yielding milk and animals of superior breeds would participate. He said that district level fairs would be held in the month of October, 2012 in all 22 districts, while zonal level fairs in November at Bathinda, Ludhiana, Amritsar and Patiala and national level fair in January, 2013 at Sri Muktsar Sahib.
According to spokesman, Rs.9 Lakhs for each district fair (total 1.98 crores), Rs.30 lakhs for each zone level fair (total 1.20 crore) and Rs.2 crores would be spent on national level fair. He further said that besides this, competitions of Horse, Buffalos, Cows, Sheep, Goats, Pigs, Dogs and hens would also be organized in these fairs. These competitions would be of 48 types at district level and 49 types at zonal level.