Bhubaneswar: On Friday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off 181 vehicles that will bring livestock healthcare and animal husbandry services to people’s doorsteps. These mobile units will provide advice on basic animal healthcare, surgery, vaccination, and diagnostic services to farmers. Previously, mobile veterinary units were operated using hired vehicles.
In a video message, Chief Minister Naveen said that the mobile veterinary units will bring veterinary services directly to the livestock keepers and farmers in distant villages. These units, operating under the name ‘Mukhyamntri Bhramyaman Pranichikitsa Seva’ (CM’s mobile veterinary service), will also organize awareness camps for farmers.
The State government is committed to improving the lives of livestock farmers, increasing their income, and bringing smiles to their faces. The Animal Resources Development sector has been identified as a key area for growth for farmers, Women Self-Help Groups, and entrepreneurs.
Chief Minister Naveen emphasized the importance of veterinary healthcare and advisory services for managing animal health and supporting the livelihoods of rural people.
According to official sources, the mobile veterinary units previously relied on hired vehicles. However, the State government has now invested approximately Rs 30 crore in the first phase and provided vehicles for 181 mobile veterinary units in all districts.