Fisheries Minister stresses importance of advanced farming technologies

Advanced breeding technologies

Within the framework of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahostav and Kisan Bhagidhari Prathmiktha Hamari Abhiyan, the Ministry of Fisheries, Livestock and Dairy is organizing an awareness program on entrepreneurship programs and other flagship programs focused on on the beneficiaries.

It is accomplished through the network of joint service centers by organizing 8,000 camps at the village level across the country. This will run from April 25-28, 2022. Each day, one million farmers will register at Common Service Centers across the country.

Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy yesterday addressed the farmers connected through the camps and informed them that the realigned programs of the national mission of l Livestock Contractors (NLM) and Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM) now include Livestock Contractors and Forage Contractors. .

NLM will help create rural entrepreneurship and better livelihood opportunities for unemployed youth and pastoralists in the livestock, dairy, poultry, sheep, goat, piggery, animal feed and fodder, paving the way for Atma Nirbhar Bharat.

Farmers from one lakh of states in the North Eastern region, Bihar, Odisha and West Bengal participated. He stressed the importance of adopting advanced breeding technologies and putting them into practice in the field. He also urged farmers to promote artificial insemination (AI) and silage production by taking advantage of various federal programs.

Jatindra Nath Swain, Secretary (DoF & DAHD I/c), briefed the farmers of Pradhan Mantri Mantsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) and Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FIDF). Fishermen and fish farmers across the country can benefit from the Fisheries Ministry’s flagship programs, he added.

He also said that the ministry’s entrepreneurship programs will contribute to the development of entrepreneurship by creating backward and forward linkages for products available in the unorganized sector and linking them to the organized sector.

During the event, there was a briefing on departmental entrepreneurship programs such as PMMSY, an information session on livestock management during the summer season and fodder management, and presentations from success stories. Participants received detailed information about these programs, as well as instructions on how to apply through the CSC program portal.

First published: April 28, 2022, 07:16 IST