Odisha Govt announces Rs 96 crore Fish Pond Yojana

CM dedicates animal ambulance service 

Bhubaneswar, November 27, 2017: Odisha Government has introduced
a new State-Plan Scheme “Fish Pond Yojana” with a budgetary provision of Rs 96
crore which will facilitate creation of additional 2,200 hectares of Freshwater
Aquaculture Farming with 50 percent financial assistance to farmers.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced the scheme
while participating in a workshop on “Doubling of farmers income through dairy
and allied farming practices” organised by the Fisheries and Animal Resources
Development Department here at Jaydev Bhavan.
“The annual fish
production in the State has increased from 2.60 lakh tonne to more than six
lakh tonne in last 17 years. Similarly, per day milk production has seen a
quantum jump from 24 lakh litres in 2000 to 54 lakh litres now. The egg
production has also seen a production growth of more than 2.5 times,” said the Chief
“As per the latest survey of Central Government, Odisha is
the only State in the country to have doubled farmers’ income in real terms
over a decade. The contribution from Fisheries and Livestock sectors was
reported to be very significant as there was 33.35 times increase from this sources
during this period,” said Patnaik.
The Chief Minister also informed that the Government is dedicating
animal ambulance service in Berhampur and Cuttack Urban areas with a budgetary provision
of Rs 1 crore to provide emergency assistance to sick and injured animals.
The CM also distributed appointment letters to 232 technical
persons, including 56 Veterinary Assistant Surgeons, 158 Livestock Inspectors and
18 Junior Fishery Technical Assistants.

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