Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal directed the officers to proactively prepare “Kisan Mitra Yojana” as early as possible to ensure that the farmers are able to get the benefits of the welfare initiatives taken for those with a landholding of two acres or less. In addition, the Chief Minister has also directed them to speedily work on the Pashudhan Credit Card scheme, which is on the lines of the Kisan Credit Card, in order to make Haryana a leading state in per capita production of milk in the country.
The CM gave the instructions while presiding over the review meeting of the Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department in Chandigarh on Saturday evening. Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister J.P. Dalal, former chairman of the Livestock Development Board and MLA Sombir Sangwan were also present. Director General, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, O.P. Chikkara informed that there are about 36 lakh productive cattle in the state and the productivity of milk per capita is 1,087 gm.
He said that Haryana ranks first in milk production in the country after Punjab. He also informed that under the Pashudhan Credit Card Scheme, the cattle-rearers will be given loan assistance up to Rs 3 lakh for the livestock. He said that this assistance will be given for buffalo, cow, sheep, goat, pig, chicken, broiler, etc.
The CM said that every animal should be tagged, whether it is from a gaushala or of an individual. The Chief Minister was apprised that the work on the website for providing tagging information online has almost been completed. He informed that there are about 16 lakh families in the state who have productive cattle. Every animal is being tagged. About four and a half lakh animals have been kept in the state’s gaushalas, of which 3 lakh 68 thousand have been tagged. Around 8,400 animals have been sent to various Gaushalas during COVID-19.