Ministry Implements Schemes for Promotion of Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Across India

Ministry Implements Schemes for Promotion of Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Across India

Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Across India- The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India has been implementing various schemes across the country, including Uttar Pradesh, to supplement the efforts of the States/UTs for the promotion of fisheries and Animal Husbandry sectors, including rearing of cows and buffaloes.

Ministry Implements Schemes for Promotion of Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Across India
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These schemes include the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY), Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF), National Programme for Dairy Development (NPDD), Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF), Supporting Dairy Cooperative and Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) engaged in dairy activities, Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS), and Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF).

Moreover, the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying has been implementing the Rashtriya Gokul Mission since December 2014 for the development and conservation of indigenous bovine breeds, which is significant in enhancing milk production and productivity of bovines to meet the growing demand for milk and making dairying more remunerative to rural farmers.

The scheme has continued under the revised and realigned scheme of the Department from 2021-22 to 2025-26 with an allocation of Rs. 2400 crore, and its benefits are percolating to 80 million farmers engaged in dairying, especially small and marginal dairy farmers.

The Department of Fisheries has also approved a project proposal at a cost of Rs. 861.05 crore with a Central share of Rs. 270.84 crore for the development of fisheries and aquaculture in the State of Uttar Pradesh under PMMSY since its inception in 2020-21.

The major activities approved under the PMMSY include construction of ponds for taking up of aquaculture activities, installation of cages/pens for fish culture in reservoirs and open water bodies, integrated development of reservoirs, establishment of hatchery, construction of seed rearing area, establishment of Re-circulatory Aquaculture System (RAS), bio-floc tank and ponds, establishment of a fish feed mill, development of post-harvest infrastructure such as ice plants, cold storages, ice plants-cum-cold storages, and fish transportation and marketing infrastructures such as refrigerated and insulated vehicles, ice-box with two/three wheelers, live fish vending units, and fish kiosks.

Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, provided this information in a written reply in Lok Sabha today. The schemes and initiatives taken by the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying are expected to benefit the farmers engaged in these sectors and promote sustainable growth in the country.

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