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“Country’s first-even war room for Animal Welfare is Operation in Karnataka”


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A solution for every problem is found, No more worries regarding animal husbandry. Animal lovers and welfare workers can now avail aid, facilitate rescue, and coordinate animal care through a government portal. The country’s first fully equipped animal welfare war room became operational on Wednesday, June 23, Under the direction of Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan, the war room was readied in two months and inaugurated by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, which has opened up the possibility of enabling the farmers and people engaged in animal husbandry activity to get all animal-related information with just one call.

This war room has been set up by the Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary Biologicals in Hebbal, by the animal husbandry department. Chief Minister of Karnataka B.S Yedyurappa praised the efforts made by the department for opening such a helpline. He hoped that the war room, which started for the first time in the country, will play a stellar role to reach the farmers and those involved with animal husbandry besides improving the health of the animals and improving their productivity.


  As many people rely on animal husbandry as the main source of their income. This would be helpful, as they can call war room for the solutions regarding any problem. Animal husbandry is a big contribution to the gross domestic product of the country.


  The helpline will be functional for 24 hours and the Animal health services of the department will reach the doorsteps of the farmers. Noting that the department has already been playing a major role in protecting the health of the animals, this has taken a giant step towards helping the people involved with animals.


  They have come up with different features like:

  1. Any farmer, people involved with animal husbandry, etc can call 827700200 and get information about taking care of animals. 
  2. Information will be available mainly relating to sheep, goats, rabbits, pigs, poultry, dairying.
  3. Information about controlling infectious diseases and treatment, local and foreign breeds, injections, bank loans facility, availability of fodder, etc are available.
  4. In case of emergency, where the animals are suffering due to accident or other diseases when veterinarians are not immediately available, treatment advice will be provided.
  5. Advice about the implementation of the Karnataka Anti Cow Slaughter and Animals Protection Act will be provided through the war room.


 This has been a great initiative and significance towards the people and can look forward to spreading this service all over the state.

Chavan said “the department is working hard to maintain the health of the livestock and he urged the farmers to make use of the helpline”

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