NEW DELHI, Aug 29: Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry Dairies and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, GoI, Tarun Shridhar chaired a meeting of Executive Committee (EC) for approval of project proposals under National Livestock Mission 2018-19 (NLM) at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi.
Joint Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry Dairies & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, GoI, Dr O.P Chaudhary, Principal Secretary to J&K Government, Animal/ Sheep Husbandry/ Fisheries/ Transport Departments Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, Secretary, Animal Husbandry Department, Uttarakhand Dr R Meenakshi Sundaram participated in the meeting.
Representatives from Ministry of Food Processing Industries/ Environment & Forests/ Panchayati Raj/ Rural Development/ Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises/ Development of North Eastern Region/ Health & Family Welfare/Women & Child Development and other stakeholders were also present in the meeting.
While emphasizing the importance of livestock sector in ensuring food security and employment generation to the masses Tarun Shridhar, Secretary DADF called for a focused attention towards doubling farmers income by 2022.
Principal Secretary, Animal/ Sheep Husbandry/ Fisheries/ Transport while presenting various facets of the proposal under National Livestock Mission 2018-19 informed the Executive Committee about various components of the detailed project report.
Principal Secretary also apprised the house about the meager allocation of Rs 2.49 crore conveyed to the State by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare under NLM and advocated the demand put forth by the State for enhanced allocation to meet State requirements.
The Committee after detailed deliberations approved the project proposals for J&K under NLM for the year 2018-19, to the tune of Rs 19.10 crore as Central share and a corresponding State share of Rs 3.42 crore making a total approved allocation of Rs 22.52 crore.