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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FISHERIES, ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND DAIRYING
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 131
ANSWERED ON:  07.12.2021
Employment Opportunities in Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries
Sujay Radhakrishna Vikhepatil
Unmesh Bhaiyyasaheb Patil
Will the Minister of



FISHERIES, ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND DAIRYING be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Government has taken any effective steps to increase the employment opportunities in the field of animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries in the country including the State of Maharashtra;
(b) if so, the details of the amount allocated and expenditure incurred by the Government to promote fisheries, dairying and animal husbandry in the country during the last three years and the current year, State-wise including the State of Maharashtra;
(c) whether many unemployed youth and farmers want to self-employ in the field of fisheries, dairying and animal husbandry but are unable to access the facilities meant for them; and
(d) if so, whether the Government proposes to provide them technical, economic and other assistance and if so, the details thereof?


ANSWER
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF FISHERIES, ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND DAIRYING
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(SHRI PARSHOTTAM RUPALA)


(a) to (d) A Statement is laid on the table of the house.


STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY OF LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. *131 PART (A) TO (D) FOR ANSWER ON 07.12.2021 ASKED BY DR. SUJAY RADHAKRISHNA VIKHE PATIL: SHRI UNMESH BHAIYYASAHEB PATIL, REGARDING “EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, DAIRYING AND FISHERIES”.

(a) Yes Sir. The Government is implementing the various schemes to supplement the efforts of the States/UTs across the country including the State of Maharashtra which helps to increase the employment opportunities in the field of animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries directly as well as indirectly such as:

i. Rashtriya Gokul Mission,
ii. National Programme for Dairy Development,
iii. Dairy Processing and Infrastructure Development Fund,
iv. Supporting Dairy Cooperatives and Farmer Producer Organizations engaged in dairy activities
v. National Livestock Mission,
vi. Livestock Health and Disease Control
vii. Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund
viii. National Animal Disease Control Programme
ix. Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana
x. Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund

(b) The details of the amount allocated and expenditure incurred by the Government to promote fisheries, dairying and animal husbandry in the country during the last three years and the current year, State-wise including the State of Maharashtra is annexed.

(c) and (d) The Government is implementing various fisheries, animal husbandry and dairying schemes to enhance production and productivity of fish, bovines & small ruminants (sheep & goat), piggery & poultry. This helps in creating entrepreneurship, direct & indirect employment and better livelihood opportunities for unemployed youth and farmers in cattle, dairy, poultry, sheep, goat, piggery, feed and fodder sector.

For ease of access by unemployed youth, farmers and entrepreneurs to all facilities offered by the Government, web portals have been developed for various schemes. The Government is also arranging intensive awareness programmes through webinars, events, seminars, individual one-to-one meeting, symposiums, training sessions, social media, etc.



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