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Livestock export from Nagpur airport to begin this month
New Delhi, June 26, 2018
Livestock export from Nagpur airport will begin from June 30 when the first lot of sheep and goat will be sent to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and around 1 lakh livestock will be exported over a period of three months from the Nagpur airport.
An official press release said the project is taking off due to the joint efforts of Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN), Air India, Agriculture Ministry and Commerce Ministry.
"The export of livestock will benefit farmers of the Vidarbha region which is witnessing farmer’s suicides and in order to explore new avenues to improve farmer’s income, this project has been undertaken," it said.
According to the release, shepherds and farmers of the region will greatly benefit from this trade. "It would lead to more of them taking up sheep and goat rearing as a side business. When there is drought or when the farmer is in need of money he will be able to sell the sheep and goat. Women too can take this up as a business and make it a source of earning," it said.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister of Industry & Commerce Suresh Prabhu will be present when the first batch of livestock is sent from Nagpur, the release added.
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