Pashu Sandesh, 28th September 2017
Ongoing Veterinary stir in the Uttar Pradesh has been intensified. As the strike enters its fourth day, no solution is seen forthcoming from the Yogi government. Talks between the UP Animal Husbandry department secretary and the office bearers of the UP Vet Association remained unfruitful. Secretary was adamant that the talks on the demands of the Vets are only possible when Vets suspend their agitation and resume duties. UP Vet Association is in no mood to relent and has threatened to intensify the ongoing stir. UP Vets are demanding NPA and the dynamic ACP.
UP Vet Association General secretary Dr. Anil Kumar in conversation with Pashu Sandesh informed that ongoing strike will only be called off when they get a concrete solution from the Government for their demands. He also said that Association has warned the government that UP veterinary doctors will tender their resignations by 3rd October if this stalemate continues. As per the UP Vet Association President, the demand for NPA is long pending and the governments of the UP have never bothered to look into the matter as a matter related to Veterinary doctors always remain the last priority.
As a result of an ongoing stir, Uttar Pradesh is losing huge revenue as 90% slaughterhouses are becoming nonfunctional in the absence of fitness certificates which is a mandatory requirement before slaughter of the Animal. National Veterinary Association President Dr. Chirantan Kadiyan has written a letter to APDEA chairman requesting him to the ban the export of meat from the UP slaughterhouses. Similarly dairy and poultry are also suffering because of the ongoing stir. Farmers are forced to visit quacks, which are now making fortune out of the current situation. Next round of FMD CP is also in jeopardy. Hope the government comes clean on its desire to look for an amicable solution otherwise as far as UP Vets are concerned they are ready for a fight to the finish.