Providing Importance to Animal Husbandry, Dairy & Fisheries Sector
NEW DELHI: Government is giving more importance to Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries Sector. In order to improve productivity and enhance milk production, thereby making dairying more remunerative to the farmers, Government has announced four new Projects in the current financial year i.e. 2016-17 as under:
- Pashudhan Sanjivani : an Animal Wellness Programme; encompassing setting up of Emergency Help Lines, provision of Animal Health cards (‘Nakul Swasthya Patra’) along with UID identification and a National Data Base;
- Advanced breeding Technology: including Assisted Reproductive Technique to improve availability of disease free female bovines;
iii. Creation of “E- Pashudhan Haat”: an e- market portal for bovine germplasm for connecting breeders and farmers of indigenous bovine breeds and
- National Genomic Centre (NGC): Establishment of National Genomic Centre for enhancing milk production and productivity of indigenous breeds.
In the Fisheries Sector, Government has restructured the fishery sector schemes by merging all the ongoing schemes under an umbrella of “Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries”. The restructured scheme provides for an integrated development and management of fisheries, covering inland fisheries, aquaculture, marine fisheries including deep sea fishing, mariculture and all activities undertaken by the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB).
This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan in Rajya Sabha on Friday.