J&K frames Rs 2,000 cr vision document to revamp live stock

J&K has formulated Rs 2,000 crore vision document to revamp the live stock sector and submitted it to Central government.

Jammu: With an aim to achieve self-sufficiency in poultry, meat and milk by 2025, Jammu and Kashmir has formulated Rs 2,000 crore vision document to revamp the live stock sector and submitted it to Central government.

"The vision document has been formulated and it is a road map has been designed to revamp the live stock sector with a target to achieve self-sufficiency in poultry, meat and milk in the state by 2025", Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Science & Technology, Sajjad Ahmad Lone said.

Sajjad said the vision has a financial envelopment of Rs 2031.23 crore.

In order to give fresh impetus to live stock sector in the state, a vision document 2025 has been submitted to Central Government, he said.

"The vision document was firstly presented to Union Secretary and his team at Krishi Bhawan Delhi on first of this month and was agreed to in principle," said the Minister adding that today's threadbare discussion is a step forward making the vision transferred into the realty.

Giving details, the Minister said that Rs 814.79 crore have been proposed for dairy development, Rs 423.44 crore for poultry development, while as for Sheep sector the proposal is of Rs 380 crore and for feed and fodder development Rs 413 crore have been proposed in the document.

"With the vision of this government and flow of funds from Union Government, the state will achieve self-sufficiency in production of milk, meat and poultry", said the Minister.

He said that the vision document has the potential to mitigate huge annual capital flight of Rs 3500 crore on purchase of poultry and meat in the state and help in making the state a surplus in the production.

He assured full support from the Union Ministry in making the vision a success.

He gave various suggestions to further translate the document so as to make it operationalize on ground. He also stressed to hold workshops at district level to aware people about the vision document.

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