RS 300 Crore Each Allocated for Two New Initiatives for Farmers
The Union Finance Minister, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has announced two new initiatives for livestock development with an allocation of Rs. 300 crore each. While presenting the Union Budget for 2011-12 in the Lok Sabha today, Shri Mukherjee announced to launch the National Mission for Protein Supplements. It will take up activities to promote animal based protein production though livestock development, dairy farming, piggery, goat rearing and fisheries in selected blocks.
Another Rs. 300 crores has been allocated for Accelerated Fodder Development Programme which will benefit farmers in 25000 villages to accelerate the production of fodder through intensive promotion of technologies and to ensure its availability throughout the year.