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EUUN flay Veterinary and Animal Husbandry department
Published on 10 Mar. 2010 12:21 AM IST
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Educated Unemployed Union Nagaland (EUUN) has expressed dismay on the mismanagement of funds and affairs by the Veterinary and AH department. The union in a press statement by its president Achilo Thong and general secretary Ezanbemo Erui stated that as per the Revised Annual Plan (RAP) 2009-2010, Rs. 3 crores was allocated to the V& AH department and was anticipated to implement 22 public private entrepreneur schemes and projects, 2 piggery units consisting 30 sows each in all eleven districts of Nagaland at the cost of Rs.13.64 per unit. However the union lamented that the department reduced the number of piggery unit to 11 and increased the project cost upto rs. 38.40 lakhs which the EUUN said was “an evil design” and “attempt” to deprive some districts/sub-divisions/tribes of the “rightful” opportunity. EUUN went on to say that “grossly altering” the structure of the finalized proposed schemes and projects outside the purview of RAP after recieveing fund allocation was a “betrayal” to the people. The union further stated that the V& AH department also received Rs. 2 crores for implementing 150 units in rural areas under rural piggery breeding programme, but the department was keeping the people in the “dark”. EUUN demanded the department of V&AH to refund the amount withdrawn for schemes and projects in favor of beneficiaries without proper addresses and locations and allocate it to genuine intending farmers. The union also asked the department to decentralize the schemes and projects and sub-divisions including Tseminyu sub-division entirely covering single tribes and be treated as mini districts or declare neglected or excluded regions under the schemes and projects for promotion of animals and birds as ‘non-live stock zones’ and delete them from the map of livestock sector. It has also asked the department to stop receiving funds from the central government for the districts, sub-divisions and tribes not included in the selection for the same purpose failing which the union said it would not remain a mute spectator.

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