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National Livestock Mission in West Bengal

National Livestock Mission in West Bengal 1

The details of projects undertaken under the National Livestock Mission in the State of West Bengal are Annexed (Annexure I).No central assistance has been provided to Dairy Cooperatives and Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) in the wake of COVID pandemic in the districts of Darjeeling and Kalimpong.Government of India is implementing various Centrally Sponsored Schemes to complement and supplement the initiatives of West Bengal state to promote Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying. In Dairying sector, Rashtriya Gokul Mission, with the objectives of development and conservation of indigenous bovine breeds, genetic up gradation of bovine population and enhancing milk production and productivity is operating in West Bengal. Central assistance of Rs 40.09 crore has been released to the State since inception of the scheme. Scheme is being implemented in all the districts of the State including Darjeeling and Kalimpong.

National Livestock Mission is another centrally sponsored scheme operating from 2014 onwards in order to ensure quantitative and qualitative improvement in livestock production systems especially in Sheep, Goat, Pig, Poultry, Feed and Fodder sector. Capacity building of stake holders, strengthening of infrastructure in the related sectors and Livestock insurance are also covered under the Mission. Central assistance of Rs. 3362.35 lakh has been released to the State since inception of the scheme. The scheme covers the districts of Darjeeling and Kalimpong too.

Livestock Health and Disease Control Scheme (LH&DC) is also being implemented in the state with the objectives of disease prevention and improvement of livestock health. Central assistance of Rs.141.45 lakh and Rs.329.66 lakh have been released for the components

“Assistance to State for Control of Animal Diseases (ASCAD)” and “Peste des Petits Ruminant Control Programme (PPR-CP)”, respectively during 2020-21. The funds would be utilized in all the districts including Darjeeling and Kalimpong.

 In the Fisheries sector, 2 schemes namely “Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana” (PMMSY) and „Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund‟ (FIDF) with an outlay of Rs.20050 crore and Rs. 7522.48 crore are applicable for all the states including West Bengal. However, the Government of West Bengal has not proposed any schemes to avail under the aforesaid schemes since last three years.

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