As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahostav and Kisan Bhagidhari Prathmiktha Hamari Abhiyan, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying is organising an awareness programme on entrepreneurship schemes and other beneficiary oriented flagship programmes of the department. It is being done through common service centres network by holding 8,000 village-level camps across the country. This is being organised from 25th April to 28th April 2022. Each day one lakh farmers will be joining through common service centres (CSCs) across the country.
Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying addressed the farmers connected Tuesday through camps and informed them that realigned National Livestock Mission(NLM) and Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM) schemes now have a component of breeder farm entrepreneurs and fodder entrepreneurs. One lakh farmers from northeastern states, Bihar, Odisha West Bengal participated. NLM 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.
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He emphasised the importance of adopting advanced breeding technologies and their implementation at the ground level. In order to promote the advance breeding technologies, he also requested farmers to go for artificial insemination (AI) and silage making availing the benefits of various existing central schemes.
Secretary (DoF & DAHD I/c), Jatindra Nath Swain briefed the farmers about Pradhan Mantri Mantsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) and Fisheries & Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF). He added that flagship schemes of the Department of Fisheries could be availed by fishers and fish farmers from every corner of the country. He also mentioned that, in order to create the forward and backward linkage for the produce available in the unorganised sector and for connecting it with the organised sector, these schemes of the ministry would help in the development of entrepreneurship.
Briefing on entrepreneurship schemes of the department, informative session on livestock management during the summer season and fodder management, and success story presentations were done during the occasion. Attendees have been given information about these schemes, as well as how to apply on the scheme portal through the CSC itself.