Smt. Krishna Raj, after assuming the charge of the Office of Minister of State, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare reviewed the Schemes being implemented by Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries wherein Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries and other Senior Officers were present. A detailed presentation was made regarding the schemes for development of increasing cattle productivity through Rashtriya Gokul Mission, Dairy Development for more income to Dairy farmers, Fisheries and small Livestock like Goat/Sheep and also the poultry sector. Achievements made during the last three years and the challenges as well as Action Plan for doubling farmer’s income by 2022 threw the livestock sector were discussed in detail.
While appreciating the ongoing efforts of the Department for development of Animal Husbandry Sector and its role in doubling farmer’s income, Hon’ble Minister of State emphasized the importance of monitoring and evaluation of the schemes and mentioned that schemes officers should be made aware about their responsibilities for efficient and optimum utilization of allocated resources. Hon’ble Minister of State also observed that along with organising Animal Husbandry on modern scientific lines, Department may also actively promote traditional methods for enhancing production and productivity of Country’s Livestock wealth. Emphasis should also be made on ensuring that the benefit of Government Schemes flows to the poorest. For this innovative ways of implementing various schemes with assured impact on the ground need to be taken up.
Source : PIB