Cabinet approves land transfer to animal husbandry department

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the transfer of land adjoining the main water channel and forest area of the sub-campus of the Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes (CIRB), Nabha to the Punjab government’s animal husbandry department.

The de-leasing of land — 72 acres and 3 marla (a unit of land measurement), is subject to an undertaking by the government of Punjab that the de-leased land will be used exclusively for establishing a fodder farm for cattle, a statement said.

The CIRB will extend the needed technical support (without any financial involvement) for carrying out research on fodder development in Punjab, the statement said.

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