Bijapur: Minister for Animal Husbandry Revu Naik Belamagi has said that the Government is planning to set up two more veterinary colleges in the State in next two years.
He told presspersons here on Tuesday that the Government had selected Gadag and Athani for setting up the veterinary colleges, and one of the colleges would start functioning from the next academic year itself.
Mr. Belamagi said that 972 posts of veterinary doctor were vacant in the State. Steps had been taken to recruit 487 doctors through the Karnataka State Public Service Commission.
The intake at veterinary colleges in Bidar and Bangalore is 60 students each a year and that in the colleges in Shimoga and Hassan is 180 each. To encourage more students to take up veterinary courses, the Government had decided to set up two more colleges in the State, he said.
To a question, Mr. Belamagi said there was no scarcity of fodder. The State had sufficient stock of fodder to last for the next four months, the Minister said.
Development of tandas
Steps had been taken to develop 12 tandas in Bijapur district by spending Rs. 1.18 crore. A sum of Rs. 1.1 crore would be spent for construction of 11 Sevalal bhavans (community halls) and the remaining amount would be spent for other development works, he added.
Deputy Director of Animal Husbandry Devaraj was present.