Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2016-04-05 19:15 Mangaluru: The long-drawn demand of Dakshina Kannada district to have a veterinary college is likely to be met by the government soon. Minister for Sericulture and Animal Husbandry A Manju told reporters here on Tuesday that he would visit Koila farms in Puttur taluk in next week, where a veterinary college was proposed to be set up few years ago. Addressing the mediapersons at the sidelines of a programme in city, Manju said the department of Animal Husbandry had already consulted with the officials of Public Works Department (PWD) and necessary arrangements would be made to make the project a reaity. Though the proposal to set up the veterinary college in Puttur was prepared by the previous government, the Congress government is ready to set up the the college at the same place, Manju said. Asked about the encroachment of land at the location identified for setting up the veterinary college at Koila, Manju said the encroachers would be evicted soon. Manju said there was a drought-like situation in every part of the state. Speaking about government's measures to provide adequate stocks of fodder to farmers, the minister said the government had disbursed seeds of fodder to the farmers of the state at the cost of Rs 20 crore. The government has enough stocks of fodder for the next four weeks and farmers need not worry about the shortage of fodder, Manju added. Rs 7 core for `Goshalas` The minister also spoke about the need of supporting ‘Goshalas’ (cow-care centers) in order to protect the local breeds of cow. The department has released a total of Rs 7 crore for recognised ‘Goshalas’ in order to support their noble work. A total of Rs 83 lakh released for seven Goshalas of Dakshina Kannada district and Rs 34 lakh released to the Goshalas of Udupi district including for the Goshala of Pejavar Math, he said.