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6 new sheep farming units set up in Shopian

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SHOPIAN MARCH 16: District Development Commissioner Shopian, Mohammad Aijaz, today distributed the livestock among six new sheep rearing units that have been set up in sheep breeders.

The new sheep rearing units have been set up under SCA to TSP. Speaking on the occasion the DDC said the government plans to distribute more sheep among families with 50 percent subsidy under SCA to TSP.

The scheme envisages distribution of 10 sheep to one unit. Besides, under the scheme, free feed for 90 days would also be provided beneficiaries from TSP family in the district.

The DDC also said that requisite steps are underway to tap the potential of sheep breeding in the district and special focus is being given on generating awareness among youth to motivate them to adopt it as an economic activity.

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