Thursday, March 1, 2012

91110 stray dogs in Srinagar

Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development Nasir Aslam Wani in reply to clubbed question of Dharam Bir Singh Oberoi and Mohammad Ashraf Mir informed the House to control the increasing population of stray dogs in Srinagar a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the Corporation with Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) and Dean,F.V.Sc&A.H.(SKUAST-K).

He said the Memorandum of understanding is signed for Humane stray dog population Management, through Animal Birth Control (ABC) and their Anti-Rabies immunization within Municipal limits of Srinagar.

He said that the corporation has decided to execute a pilot project of dog sterilization/ immunization as an immediate measure to control the increasing dog menace in the city. In this connection he said a proposal for setting up of Animal Birth Control Center at Shuhama which envisages construction of concrete walling with chain link fencing around 17.5 Kanals of land, setting up of 50 Kennels and operation theater with allied facilities costing ` 103.90 lakh has been formulated. In addition to this, he said construction work has already been taken in hand for construction of 25 Kennels , fencing around the land has been completed. He said as soon as the construction work of Kennels is completed, the immunization and sterilization programme of stray dogs will be started.

Mr. Nasir said that the total number of stray dogs estimated as per census is 91110. He said the guidelines World Society for formulated the protection of Animals have been followed during the conduct of stray dogs census keeping local geo-climatic condition in view. This method has been endorsed by Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) and shown in its standard operating producers ( SOP), he added.

1 comment:

  1. Cull/sterilize the rest 30 lakh as well