PONDA: Goa Dairy farmers suffered massive losses to the tune of several lakhs in the 23 July flood after the deaths of cows and buffaloes.
Goa Dairy Chairman Durgesh Shirodkar told the media that he visited at least four farmers who suffered massive losses after cattle deaths in flash floods.
“Not only cattle deaths but Bagaayats were also destroyed,” he said.
He said on the part of Goa Dairy, it would provide all the possible financial help from Goa Dairy, but he also urged the government to give its support or compensation to its Goa Dairy farmers at the earliest who lost their cattle bagayat crops.
While giving details, he said, four farmers suffered significant losses.
At Sacorda, 20 animals, including cows/ buffaloes, owned by Vaman Nadkarni, have washed away. Similarly, five buffaloes of Tulishidas Vagekar died in flood, While two cows of Shradha Jog died. At Bironda Valpoi, 10 animals belonging to farmer Jerom have washed away.
Cattle-feed shortage as plant
at Usgao shut down
Goa Dairy farmers complain that they face a shortage of cattle feed after the cattle feed plant operating at Usgao has shut down its operation for conducting maintenance.
Goa Dairy Chairman Durgesh Shirodkar said farmers are complaining to him about the shortage of cattle feed.
According to Shirodkar, the cattle feed plant can’t be shut down without sufficient feedstock for farmers.
He said if anybody found guilty by not following the rules in cattle feed operations, he would take action against them.
Meanwhile, when Goa Dairy MD Anil Fadte, who is in charge of the cattle feed plant speaking to media, said the plant has been shut down for maintenance work and would restart its operation from 4 August.