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Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Monday introduced a new scheme ‘Fish Pond Yojana’ to facilitate additional income to farmers’ community in the state.
According to reports, additional 2,200 hectares of freshwater aquaculture farming will be created under the scheme with 50 percent financial assistance to the farmers. The Fish Pond Yojana has been introduced with a budget provision of 96 crore.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, while attending a workshop on ‘Doubling of Farmers Income Through Dairy and Allied Farming Practices’, urged women SHGs and Fisheries Cooperatives to take advantage of various schemes launched by the state government.
“Livestock and Fisheries sectors play an important role in the development of rural economy in the state and these sectors have a tremendous relevance for the livelihood of small and marginal farmers who derive a substantial part of their income from the sale of milk, meat, egg and fish,” said Patnaik in his address.
The Chief Minister also dedicated Animal Ambulance Service in Berhampur and Cuttack urban areas with a budgetary provision of Rs 1 crore. The service will provide emergency assistance to the sick and injured animals.