Animal Husbandry

Rs. 76 crore Revenue Generated from Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying in Jammu and Kashmir

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

According to report of the Government of Jammu & Kashmir, a total revenue of Rs. 76.67crore has been generated through fisheries, animal husbandry & dairying. About 37.27lakh peoples were engaged in these sectors during last five years (2014-15 to 2018-19) and current year (2019-20) in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. 

So as to promote fisheries, animal husbandry & dairying in the country including Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh, the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying has been implementing many schemes like (i) Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) on Blue Revolution: Integrated Management and Development of Fisheries, (ii) Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF), (iii) Extension of Kisan Credit Card (KCC) facilities, (iv) National Livestock Mission-EDEG, (v) Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM), (vi) National Programme for Dairy Development (NPDD), and (vii) Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS). Besides, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir has also taken up various initiatives in promoting Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries sectors in Jammu and Kashmir and the major initiatives as reported by them are furnished below: 

  • Livestock Breeding Policy notified for J&K and Ladakh and a road map laid out for development livestock sector with notification of Bovine Breeding Act/ Rules

  • 420 vets posts created/ recruited; 400 paravets posts created - 218 paravets referred to SSRB for recruitment & 182 officials promoted against remaining posts

  • Establishment of a mega Sheep Farm at Khimber near Srinagar at a cost of Rs. 35.80 Crore and a mega Poultry estate at NagrotaJmu for Rs. 26.27 crore. Started with NABARD funding; 320 Kanal land transferred for shifting Dairy Farm at Belicharana to ChathaJmu& 1200 Kanal land at Tral for poultry estate.

  • Improved variety Rainbow Trout imported from Denmark in March, 2019; Wholesale Fish market established at Jammu & 15500 fishermen Insured/ 3318 Fisherman houses constructed.

  • 420 fine wool elite merino sheep under process of importation from Australia for upgradation of local sheep. 

  • Poultry industrial Policy approved by Administrative Council of J&K for attracting investment by investors and creation of employment.

This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying,  Pratap Chandra Sarangi, in Rajya Sabha.

Source - PIB

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