Odisha government introduced a Fish Pond Yojna scheme to increase the production of fish in the state. The scheme with a budgetary outlay of Rs 96 crore was launched by CM Naveen Patnaik who was at the inauguration ceremony of a workshop that will work for doubling of Farmer Income through Dairy and Allied Farming Practices here.
As per the scheme an additional 2,200 hectare of fresh water aquaculture farming Under the Fish production scheme will be created and Odisha Government will provide 50% financial help to farmers.
CM also invited women self-help groups (WSHGs) and fisheries cooperatives to take part in the scheme to get the various advantages provided by the scheme.
The annual fish production in Odisha has got a remarkable increase over the past 17 years as it has been increased from 2.60 lakh tonne to more than 6 lakh tonne in last seventeen years. Along with fish production scheme, Milk production has also got a great jump from from 24 lakh litre in 2000 to 54 lakh litre at present.
Other schemes Inauguration by CM – An animal ambulance service in Berhampur and Cuttack urban areas with a budgetary provision of Rs 1 crore inaugurated by Naveen Patnaik. Animal ambulance service will provide emergency assistance to sick and injured animals of the state.