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Gujarat CM felicitates cattle-rearers from across Gujarat at an award function in Ahmedabad

Chief Minister Smt Anandiben Patel felicitated 656 cattle rearers from across Gujarat and a total awards worth Rs 21.82 lakh were distributed. To acknowledge the exceptional work done by cattle rearers and encouraging them CM felicitated cattle rearers.from across the state.

On the occasion award winners shared their experience of nurturing cattle by adopting scientific methods. Dipikaben patel, one of the award winner at taluka level shared her experience of nurturing 65 cattles by adopting scientific way such as seeds, nourishing cattle feed, use of organic fertilizers.

Chief Minister Smt Patel mentioned cattle rearing is important for the state and around 140 lakh people earn their livelihood by cattle rearing. For helping the cattle-rearers, state government has started mobile hospital through which cattle-rearers will get all the facilities at their door steps. Chief Minister shared various stories of how cattles are family to the owners. Due to the collective efforts of cattle rearers and state, milk production in the state has increased. While there is a decrease in the production of livestock in the country, livestock production has increased by 15% in Gujarat.

On the occasion, CM requested people to support Healthy Gujarat camp drive by getting the free screening done and take the benefit of free treatment for terminal diseases like Diabetes, Oral, cervical and breast cancer, club foot and cleft lip/palate for kids.

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