Khandu pays attention to the challenging life of high altitude Yak grazers during his visit at Lubrang's Yak Mela
By Jon Pebi Tato
STATE: Lately on the 18th of November Hon'ble Pema Khandu accompanied by Hon'ble Union Minister of Law & Justice Shri Kiren Rijiju had set their feet on the land of high altitude Yak grazers at Lubrang, West Kameng district, wherein they heed their attention towards the challenging life of the Yak grazing community viz the Brokpas.
The 7th Yak Mela here at Lubrang was inaugurated flamboyantly by the Chief Minister in the presence of the Law Minister. The event is organized by ICAR- National Research Center (NRC) on Yak to promote sustainable practices in Yak rearing and provide solutions to the problems faced by indigenous Yak herders.
"An opportunity to meet the Brokpa families of Lubrang village in a public meeting" Tweeted HCM Khandu on his Twitter handles.
Having set his foot on the soil of Lubrang which is approximately 25 Km from Dirang in West Kameng district, Khandu appreciated the role being played by NRC in the conservation and rearing of yak in the region especially in West Kameng and Tawang districts.
Sources added__ that the continuous slaughtering and sale led to the decline of the Yak Population in the region, It was the advent of the intervention of the NRC with its research-based scientific practices of yak rearing that saved the animal and encouraged its rearing among the people in the region.
“In order to contribute in the conservation of the animal distinct to the region, I too turned a yak herder and today I have more than a hundred yaks,” he informed.
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Khandu appreciated the Brokpas, who despite leading a very tough life in the high mountains, have continued to rear yaks for generations. He took his Twitter handles, wherein he expressed his "Opportunity to meet the Brokpa families of Lubrang Village in a public meeting. Announced measures to ease challenging life of high altitude Yak grazers during my address."
"To boost the agriculture and horticulture sectors in the state called ‘AtmaNirbhar Krishi Yojna’ and the ‘AtmaNirbharBagwaniYojna’ wherein only 10% of the scheme cost has to be borne by the farmer while 45% will be as govt subsidy and 45% will be the bank loan part" highlighted HCM Khandu while mentioning about the two novel schemes that would help accelerate the aforesaid sectors of economic growth.
To further boost and increase the demography of the yak for its successful rearing within the communities, Khandu urged the Animal Husbandary to put some effort to research and study on them, and bring forth a scheme to help empower and encourage the Yak rearing.