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Union Minister of Fisheries Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, recently visited Frozen Semen Project Ranbirbagh, Ganderbal where he laid foundation stone for Frozen Semen Station (FSS) approved at the cost of Rs 21.63 crore under Rashtriya Gokul Mission.

He was briefed about the financial layout of the project and facilities to be available in Frozen Semen Station including sterilization room, AV sterilization room, Microbial Laboratory of QC, Freezing Room, Quality Control Laboratory and other requisite utilities.

He visited various sections of the semen center and inspected Bull Sheds. He was briefed that the current Semen station is producing around 7 lakh doses of Frozen Semen Straws (FSSs) per year to cater to the demands of about 800 government artificial insemination centers and around 400 private AI workers in the twin UTs of J&K and Ladakh.

He said that Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Fishing and Dairying is committed to augment the production of Frozen Semen Project Ranbirbagh to cater to the growing demand of FSSs. In this regard, Union Government has approved project worth Rs 61.63 crore, of which, Rs 6 crore stand released. He added that after completion of the project, it will not only cater to the local demand but will also export the FSSs. He said that with completion of the project the production of milk will be increased due to breed improvement and will give a boost to income of the animal rearing community.

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