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MAIL’s new plans to improve agriculture, livestock situation in 1397

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Reporting on vaccination of over 402 million domestic animals, the Ministry of Agricultural, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said, “to sustainably support livestock sector in 1397 solar year,  it plans to vaccinate 4,284,500 domestic animals such as goats, cows and sheep.”
The ministry’s officials told media implementation of vaccination campaign would help the domestic animals to be kept safe.
The domestic animals would be vaccinated in 19 provinces, such as Paktika, Daikundi, Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar, Nouristan, Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunduz, Baghlan, Balkh, Samangan, Jawzjan, Sar-e-Pul, Faryab, Herat, Farah, Badghis and Ghor provinces.
Based on the campaign, 70000 domestic animals in Kabul, Kapisa, Parwan, Panjshir, Logar, Wardak, Ghazni, Paktia, Bamian and many other provinces would be vaccinated of infectious hepatitis.
In 1396 solar year, MAIL has covered over three million domestic animals, but it intends to implement vaccination program on almost 3.4mln animals in 1397.
The ministry plans to reduce the domestic animals mortality rate and remove the animals’ contagious diseases from 20 to 25 percent.
At the same time, to construct sustainable irrigation systems throughout the country, the ministry would build 190 irrigation networks in all provinces in 1397.
In a report released by the ministry, the water networks would reportedly worth over one billion and 602mln Afghanis. There are over 3.6 hectares of  irrigated lands in Afghanistan, that unfortunately, due to lack of irrigation systems have less been irrigated.
Construction of irrigation networks would increase the agricultural yields to 30 percent and would also pave the way for 150000 employment.
According to the report, 149 irrigation networks would be built in many provinces of the country by the end of 1397.
It is merit to mention that the construction work of 21 irrigation networks that have remained from previous years, is currently underway.
This comes as MAIL has built 117 irrigation networks last year. Some famers believe that if this winter be droughty and passes without enough rainfalls and snowfalls, they would face many challenges and their agricultural yields’ level would be declined, but they hope construction of irrigation networks would be effective for their farmlands.
Shukria