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Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today laid foundation stone of the new campus of Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and said the government plans to set up a fishery science college here. Haryana Government will set up fishery science college in Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences here which would provide employment opportunities to the youth, he said. Khattar was speaking after laying the foundation stone of the new campus of the university. Since livestock is as important as human life, it should be promoted, he said. The state government has given approval for setting up of regional livestock centres in the districts of Karnal and Mahendragarh, he said. Soon, a livestock centre would be set up in Keorak village of Karnal district, he said. The Chief Minister said concerted efforts were being made by the state government to realise the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to double the income of farmers of the country. Talking about milk production, he said that the per capita milk availability in the state had increased to 835 grams this year as compared to 805 grams last year whereas the per capita milk availability in Punjab is 937 grams. He urged researchers to work towards increasing milk productivity. Noting that the university has developed 'Hardhenu' breed of cow with 35-40 litres per day milk yield, he appreciated the work done by the university and assured full help in such endeavours. After laying the foundation stone of the new campus of the university, the Chief Minister said that 1,125 acres of land had been provided for the new campus.
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