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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
31-August-2016 17:24 IST
Doubling the Farmers’ income, sooner the better - Shri Devendra Chaudhry

Secretary (Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Devendra Chaudhry chaired a Review Meeting with Principal Secretaries/Secretaries of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries of State Gover

Secretary (Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries), Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Shri Devendra Chaudhry chaired a Review Meeting with Principal Secretaries/Secretaries of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries of State Governments here on 29th August, 2016.  Shri Chaudhry has underscored the ultimate goal of doubling the farmers’ income, sooner the better, and has devoted the entire Agenda Points towards achieving the target in a time bound and specific result oriented manner.  The entire day’s deliberations addressed the issues, inter alia, of improving the breeding of high yielding indigenous breeds, infrastructure and technological support to dairy sector and livestock development through veterinary support, preparing launching pad for blue revolution, upgradation of poultry and small ruminants etc.             

 

          The interactive session benefitted the participants through sharing of successful entrepreneurship experiences and difficulties both at grass root level and State specific issues.  DADF at Central Government level has been benefitted by the varied experiences and would like to incorporate suitably while formulating policy frameworks for upscaling the livestock, fisheries and poultry sectors in a big way.  It is a proven method of bringing significant change in the life of common man, farmers and vulnerable sections by enhancing their financial and livelihood opportunities.

 

Highlights of achievement of schemes are as under:-

·                Blue Revolution:Proposals of Rs.436.52 crore for 23 States/UTs have been approved and Rs.107.04 crore has been released as 1st installment of Central share;

·                National Livestock Mission: Fund of Rs.129.82 crore has been released to 9 States/UTs as Central share for implementation of National Livestock Mission;

·                National Programme for Bovine Breeding and RashtriyaGukul Mission:Fund of Rs.17.31 crore has been released to the State Government for implementation of the project.

·                National Programme for Dairy Development (NPDD): Central share of Rs.239.95 crore has been released to 17 States out of total approved project cost of Rs.340.77 crore. Till date,   278.6 Thousand Liters Per Day (TLPD) of milk processing capacity and 93.5 TLPD milk chilling capacity have been created under the project and 977 Dairy Cooperative Societies have been organized.

·                Livestock Health & Disease Control: Central share of Rs.164.88 crore has been released to the State. About 26.8 million vaccination have been carried out.

 

          The Central Government (DADF) conjointly with the State Governments is striving towards the goal of doubling the farmers’ income in real sense by adopting various Mission Mode approaches.  State Governments and entrepreneurs have to take advantage of the available opportunities and support to excel in this endeavour. 

 

 

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