Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India, organised two-day awareness programmes on entrepreneurship and other beneficiary-oriented schemes of the department through the CSC (Common Service Centres) network by holding 4000 village-level camps across the aspirational districts on February 22 and 23, 2023. Attendees were given information about these schemes and how to apply on the scheme portal through the CSC itself. Around two lakh farmers joined the awareness programme virtually from Common Service Centres.
Addressing the farmers connected through camps, Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, informed that the National Livestock Mission and Rashtriya Gokul Mission schemes now have a component of breeder farm entrepreneurs and fodder entrepreneurs. National Livestock Mission will help in creating rural entrepreneurship and help in creating better livelihood opportunities for unemployed youth and livestock farmers in the cattle, dairy, poultry, sheep, goat, piggery, feed and fodder sectors paving the way towards Atma Nirbhar Bharat.
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During the interaction with farmers, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India, emphasised that these schemes will bring a sharp focus on entrepreneurship development and breed improvement in rural poultry, sheep, goat and piggery including feed and fodder development. The government is implementing various schemes and programmes to enhance poultry productivity, milk and meat production, to attain nutritional security, employment generation and economic prosperity for the country. The vision of the department for the sector correlates to the enhancement in productivity of livestock in a sustainable and profitable manner. The impact and success of the schemes were explained with the help of presentations and videos.