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Army disbands military farms

Consistent with its reform measures, the Military on Wednesday disbanded its navy farms after 132 years in service.

A flag ceremony for the closure of the services was held at Navy Farms Information at Delhi Cantonment, officers stated.

In August 2017, the defence ministry introduced a collection of reform measures for the Indian Military that included shutting down of the navy farms, housing round 25,000 head of cattle, within the nation.

The farms had been arrange by the British to make sure provide of milk to Military models.

“After 132 years of wonderful service to the nation, curtains had been drawn on this organisation,” the Military stated in an announcement.

It stated the navy farms with their dedication and dedication equipped 3.5 crore litres of milk throughout a interval spanning over a century.

“First Navy farm was raised on February 1, 1889 at Allahabad. After Independence, navy farms flourished with 30,000 head of cattle in 130 navy farms throughout India in diversified agro-climatic situations,” the Military stated.

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The farms had been occupying round 20,000 acres of defence land and the Military was spending round Rs 300 crore yearly for his or her upkeep, based on official knowledge.

“It’s credited with pioneering the strategy of synthetic insemination of cattle and introduction of organised dairying in India, offering yeoman service throughout 1971 warfare, supplying milk on the Western and Japanese warfare fronts in addition to throughout Kargil operations to the Northern Command,” it stated.

The Military stated navy farms had been even established in Leh and Kargil in late 1990s, with the duty of supplying contemporary and hygienic milk to troops at their areas each day.

The Military determined to “switch” all of the cattle saved within the farms to authorities departments or dairy cooperatives at a nominal price?

Officers stated all of the personnel who had been employed with the navy farms have been redeployed inside the Military.

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