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Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana flagged-off two truckloads of flood relief in the form of silage (fodder) to the flood affected areas. Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice Chancellor stated that apart from providing quality education, the University is also actively involved in social causes. While appreciating the efforts of the staff and students, he stated that such an endeavor will be of immense use to the livestock farmers of the region. He highlighted that quality silage can be stored for many days, thereby providing adequate nutrients to the animals at this hour of need.

In a novel endeavor for the cause of welfare of animals the trucks containing livestock fodder was flagged-off by Dr. H.S. Banga, Registrar of the University in the presence of the officers of the University, staff and students. While addressing the gathering, he appreciated the kind donations made by the staff and students of the University. The state of Punjab along with other Northern states of the country is facing the menace of floods due to incessant rains. Like humans, the livestock is also affected as there is acute shortage of feed and fodder in the affected areas.

Dr. Satyavan Rampal, Director of Students’ Welfare, highlighted the crucial role of Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle (University Unit) in arranging the flood relief in the form of silage for the livestock.

Dr. J.S. Hundal, Principal Scientist-cum-President Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle (University Unit) highlighted that silage serves as nutritious fodder for the livestock which helps in maintaining the milk yield of the producing animals. He stated that 200 quintals of silage in the form of approximately 240 bales along with some medicines will be distributed among the livestock farmers of village Dudhan Sadhan in District Patiala. Dr. T.S. Rai, Former Professor along with staff members accompanied the aid to the flood affected areas.

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