Friday, December 3, 2021

Rashtriya Gokul Mission will help in creating rural entrepreneurship: Parshottam Rupala

Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala today said Rashtriya Gokul Mission will help in creating rural entrepreneurship.

Speaking at a function, Mr Rupala said, 2000 Village level awareness camps were organized by Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

As part of Aazadi Ka Amrit Mahostav, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying organized an awareness Programme on Entrepreneurship schemes of the Department through Common Service Centre network. Mr Rupala addressed the farmers connected through camps and informed that as per recent Cabinet decision, the National Livestock Mission and Rashtriya Gokul Mission schemes now have a component of breeder farm entrepreneurs and fodder entrepreneurs. National Livestock Mission will help in creating rural Entrepreneurship and help in creating better livelihood opportunity for unemployed youth and livestock farmers in the Cattle, Dairy, poultry, sheep, goat, piggery, feed and fodder sector paving the way towards Atma Nirbhar Bharat.

Mr Rupala said,  these schemes will  bring sharp focus on entrepreneurship development and breed improvement in rural poultry, sheep, goat and piggery including feed and fodder development. Rural Poultry Entrepreneurship component will give direct employment to 1.5 lakh farmers  and 2 lakh farmers will  directly benefit from sheep goats and poultry development. About Fodder and fodder seed availability in country will be increased by many folds through creation of fodder entrepreneurs.

Mr L Murugan, Minister of State, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying said that Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav is dedicated to the people of country.  He further said that Rashtriya Gokul Mission will not only help in better production but also help in increasing farmers’ income.

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