28-04-2014 00:51 AM | India

Helpline for cattle farmers yet to get good response

Call it a side effect of the Lok Sabha elections, especially the model code of conduct. The exclusive helpline for cattle farmers, launched in February on a pilot basis to provide medical services, counselling and information on various veterinary schemes, has evoked poor response.

The helpline, a first such initiative in the country, was launched by the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services Department in the four districts of Bangalore Rural, Mysore, Belgaum and Gulbarga on February 11. The service, launched under the Central scheme of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, was to be extended to the entire State in May.
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