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    Ministry of Agriculture
    20-November, 2017 13:35 IST
    Shri Radha Mohan Singh to inaugurate World Fisheries Day Celebrations 2017

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    On 21st November 1997, the working fishermen and women representing World Forum of Fish Harvesters & Fish Workers from 18 countries met at New Delhi and established the World Fisheries Forum (WFF) advocating for a global mandate of sustainable fishing practices and policies. To commemorate this occasion, every year 21st November is celebrated all over the world as World Fisheries Day. In India, it is being celebrated for the fourth consecutive year. This year the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India, is celebrating it on 21st November 2017 at the National Agricultural Science Centre (NASC) Complex, Pusa Road, New Delhi. This year’s theme is “2022 Ka Hai Sapna … Kisan Ki Aay Ho Dugna - Sankalp Se Siddhi”.

    Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare will inaugurate the World Fisheries Day Celebrations. Exhibition, technical sessions and information on Blue revolution Schemes are the main attractions of the event. On this occasion an exhibition showcasing the technological advances made and development achieved in Fisheries Sector would be organized and about 50 exhibitors will be participating. In technical sessions, Subject Matter Experts, Progressive Farmers and Entrepreneurs would make presentations on various topics in emerging areas related to Fisheries Development in the county for the benefit of the participants and the stakeholders at large, for achieving the envisaged fish production. Topics on components and targets of Blue Revolution, shrimp aquaculture, sustainable intensification of aquaculture, cage culture, tilapia culture, ornamental fish farming, aquatic animal health management, policy on fisheries, etc., all of which would lead to increase in production and productivity, will be discussed. Fishers, fish Farmers, entrepreneurs, Departmental officers from States, extension workers, scientists, and other dignitaries from all over the country will participate in the event.



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    Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
    20-November, 2017 13:25 IST
    Health Ministry notifies amendment to Food Safety & Standards (Contaminants, Toxins & Residues) Regulations, 2011

    Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, through FSSAI, has notified amendment to Food Safety & Standards (Contaminants, Toxins & Residues) Regulations, 2011 on 7th November, 2017. This notification contains maximum permissible limits of various antibiotics in meat and meat products including chicken. Maximum permissible limits of 37 antibiotics and 67 other veterinary drugs are prescribed for chicken.

    Through this notification, objections and suggestions have been invited from all the stakeholders including general public within 30 days of the notification i.e. by 6th December, 2017. The objections & suggestions received will be placed before the Scientific Panel of FSSAI on Residues of Pesticides and Antibiotics for consideration. The recommendations of the Scientific Panel will be considered by the Scientific Committee and then the Food Authority for approval after which it will be notified in the Gazette of India with the approval of the Hon’ble Minister.



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    The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh chairing the 82nd General meeting of the National Cooperative Development Corporation, in New Delhi on November 21, 2017. The Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri S.K. Pattanayak is also seen.
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    The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh chairing the 82nd General meeting of the National Cooperative Development Corporation, in New Delhi on November 21, 2017. The Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri S.K. Pattanayak is also seen.
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    21-November, 2017 19:19 IST
    Fisheries and Aquaculture are multidisciplinary subjects where scientists and technologists have to work: Vice President

    Inaugurates 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum

    The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that . He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum with the theme 'Fostering Innovations in Fisheries and Aquaculture', in Kochi, Kerala today. The Governor of Kerala, Shri P. Sathasivam, the Minister for Fisheries, Harbour Engineering & Cashew Industry, Kerala, Smt. J. Mercykutty Amma, the Minister for Local Self-Governments, Welfare of Minorities, Wakf and Haj, Kerala, Dr. K.T. Jaleel and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.


    The Vice President said that the Society is helping our country to realize the goals of not only providing nutritional and food security, but also creating opportunities for entrepreneurship, income generation, self-employment, trade and commerce. He further said that India contributes to about 6.3 % of global fish production which is also 1.1% of the national GDP and 5.15 % of the agricultural GDP of the country. The total fish production during 2015-16 was 10.79 million metric tons (MMT) of which 7.21MMT comes from inland aquaculture and capture fisheries and 3.58 MMT from marine capture fisheries, he added.


    The Vice President said that our country is the 3rd largest fish producer and 2nd largest aquaculture producer in the world. The country has not only been able to meet the demand of the fish for the domestic need, it has also been able to add substantially to the foreign exchange earnings through export of fish and fisheries products, he added.


    The Vice President said that our future outlook must focus not on increasing our fishing efforts in the seas where there is already over capacity, but on judicious use of the declining fishery resources. It is necessary that much of the economic benefits from both capture fisheries and aquaculture are reaching the primary producers, i.e. the fishers and fish farmers, he added.


    The Vice President said that we need to focus on areas which will improve the economic condition of farmers. A number of interventions are needed like reducing the role of middlemen, providing crop insurances, enhancing access to credit, developing cold chains and good upcountry market linkages, providing infrastructure for post-harvest storage, handling and value addition, he added.


    The Vice President said that scientific gatherings such as the present should focus not only on sharing information on science and technologies. There should be a conscious effort to convey this knowledge to the common people, fish farmers and primary producers, he added.


    Following is the text of Vice President's address:


    "I am extremely pleased to be here amidst this distinguished gathering. I am glad that you are going to discuss and share knowledge on how fisheries and aquaculture can result in greater economic, commercial, nutritional, environmental and societal benefits to more people. Fisheries is a topic close to my heart. A great part of my public life has been entwined with activities related to the welfare of the coastal people in my home state, Andhra Pradesh. Also, Asian Fisheries Society Indian Branch (AFSIB) is an organization not new to me. Way back in 1988, this young organization had invited me in my role as the Member of Parliament from Andhra Pradesh to inaugurate the 1st National Workshop on ‘Carp Seed Production Technology’ at Eluru on 2nd September, 1988, a remarkable beginning for a two year old Organisation.


    Some of these events have definitely played a significant role in transforming Andhra Pradesh as the largest producer of farmed fish in India. Today, I am happy to note that the Society is helping our country to realize the goals of not only providing nutritional and food security, but also creating opportunities for entrepreneurship, income generation, self-employment, trade and commerce and a host of fish related activities for betterment of people.


    Across the Asian region, fisheries and aquaculture are important economic activities. As you know, Asia is the largest fish producer in the world. In India, only after the independence in 1947 fisheries were recognized as a growth opportunity. Mechanization commenced in the 1950s which has revolutionized the harvest and post-harvest fisheries sectors. Aquaculture became an important agriculture production activity in almost all states of the country. Other than farming finfish in the farms on main land, our fish farmers are engaged now in farming of several species of shrimps, crabs, mussels, oysters and seaweeds in seawater in farms and in cages in open seas. India contributes to about 6.3 % of global fish production which is also 1.1% of the national GDP and 5.15 % of the agricultural GDP of the country.


    As per the Govt. of India estimates, the total fish production during 2015-16 was 10.79 million metric tons of which 7.21MMT comes from inland aquaculture and capture fisheries and 3.58 MMT from marine capture fisheries. The vibrancy of the sector can be visualized by over 14-fold increase in fish production in just six and half decades. The dependence of over 14.5 million people on fisheries activities for their livelihood is a testimony of the importance that the sector holds today.


    It is heartening to note that today our country is the 3rd largest fish producer and 2nd largest aquaculture producer in the world. The country has not only been able to meet the demand of the fish for the domestic need, it has also been able to add substantially to the foreign exchange earnings through export of fish and fisheries products.


    Riding on a robust demand for its frozen shrimp and frozen fish in international markets, India exported over 1.1MMT of seafood worth an all-time high of US$ 5.78 billion (Rs 37,871 crores) in 2016-17, as against 0.95 MMT and US$ 4.69 billion dollars a year earlier. Fish and fish products have contributing nearly 20% of the agricultural exports.


    More than 50 different types of fish and shellfish products are exported from India to 75 countries around the world.


    That being said, what is our outlook for future? Most Asian countries are focusing on increasing the fish production through advanced technological interventions, as there is a general understanding that production from marine capture fisheries do not promise much future in terms of quantity. Studies have shown that catches from wild capture fisheries have actually been declining since peak global catches in the mid-1990s.


    Nevertheless, our future outlook must focus not on increasing our fishing efforts in the seas where there is already over capacity, but on judicious use of the declining fishery resources. We need to focus on reducing losses and value addition and supplementing the ever-increasing need for fish through modern aquaculture technologies and diversification of the products.


    On the one hand, we must focus on ensuring the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF). On the other hand, we must have a more regulated and well-managed fishing environment through global marine capture fisheries policy and governance. We must also address marine conservation concerns.


    It is necessary that much of the economic benefits from both capture fisheries and aquaculture are reaching the primary producers, i.e. the fishers and fish farmers.


    We are doing exceedingly well in aquaculture, especially freshwater aquaculture sector, and achieving an unparalleled annual growth rate of 6-7% since last three decades. I urge the scientists to lay greater emphasis on the issues of diversification, water requirement and disease problems.


    The Government of India has set for itself a goal of doubling farmers’ income. Currently, much of the economic benefits from capture fisheries and aquaculture are not going to the farmers. We need to focus on areas which will improve the economic condition of farmers. A number of interventions are needed. We must, for example, reduce the role of middlemen, provide crop insurances, enhance access to credit, develop cold chains and good upcountry market linkages, provide infrastructure for post-harvest storage, handling and value addition.


    I am aware that all essential technological support is being provided by the eight Fisheries Research Institutes under Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), several other mandated organizations like the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) and numerous NGOs such as the Asian Fisheries Society Indian Branch (AFSIB). However, much more needs to be done to spread awareness and provide services to the farmers.


    Fisheries and Aquaculture are multidisciplinary subjects where scientists and technologists have to work as teams. Scientific gatherings such as the present should focus not only on sharing information on science and technologies. There should be a conscious effort to convey this knowledge to the common people, fish farmers and primary producers.


    I am happy to note that there are Special Sessions on Gender Justice and Equity, Farmers’-Scientists’ interactions and also an extensive exhibition of products and services available for entrepreneurs.


    The future would be brighter and the fish farmers would be happier when all the technologies developed by you are made use of by them.


    I hope your knowledge will enhance their economic returns and transform the lives of fishing population in Asia.


    I am happy to declare the 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum open.



    Thank you. JAI HIND."

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    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu at an event to inaugurate the 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, in Kochi, Kerala on November 21, 2017. The Governor of Kerala, Shri P. Sathasivam, the Minister for Fisheries, Harbour Engineering & Cashew Industry, Kerala, Smt. J. Mercykutty Amma, the Minister for Local Self-Governments, Welfare of Minorities, Wakf and Haj, Kerala, Dr. K.T. Jaleel and other dignitaries are also seen.
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    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu lighting the lamp to inaugurate the 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, in Kochi, Kerala on November 21, 2017. The Governor of Kerala, Shri P. Sathasivam, the Minister for Fisheries, Harbour Engineering & Cashew Industry, Kerala, Smt. J. Mercykutty Amma, the Minister for Local Self-Governments, Welfare of Minorities, Wakf and Haj, Kerala, Dr. K.T. Jaleel and other dignitaries are also seen.
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    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu releasing the Book of Abstracts on the 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, in Kochi, Kerala on November 21, 2017. The Governor of Kerala, Shri P. Sathasivam, the Minister for Fisheries, Harbour Engineering & Cashew Industry, Kerala, Smt. J. Mercykutty Amma, the Minister for Local Self-Governments, Welfare of Minorities, Wakf and Haj, Kerala, Dr. K.T. Jaleel and other dignitaries are also seen.
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    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu releasing the Souvenir on the 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, in Kochi, Kerala on November 21, 2017. The Governor of Kerala, Shri P. Sathasivam, the Minister for Fisheries, Harbour Engineering & Cashew Industry, Kerala, Smt. J. Mercykutty Amma, the Minister for Local Self-Governments, Welfare of Minorities, Wakf and Haj, Kerala, Dr. K.T. Jaleel and other dignitaries are also seen.
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    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu addressing the 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, in Kochi, Kerala on November 21, 2017.[​IMG]
    The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu addressing the 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, in Kochi, Kerala on November 21, 2017. The Governor of Kerala, Shri P. Sathasivam, the Minister for Fisheries, Harbour Engineering & Cashew Industry, Kerala, Smt. J. Mercykutty Amma, the Minister for Local Self-Governments, Welfare of Minorities, Wakf and Haj, Kerala, Dr. K.T. Jaleel and other dignitaries are also seen.
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    ISRO, fisheries institute project to help fishermen find ideal fishing spots
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...shing-spots/story-38P2FAGukvOMlz4xWVSSuN.html

    As part of the research work, physically collected data on fish catch, water quality and biophysical parameters such as pigments, temperature, salinity, nutrients, productivity etc will be validated with satellite-derived data.
    india Updated: Nov 22, 2017 16:22 IST

    The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has joined hands with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to identify areas in deep seas where fishes are found in abundance to help fishermen easily locate their catch without wasting time and fuel.

    The CMFRI and the Space Applications Centre (SAC) of the space agency have jointly launched a research project Samudra for identifying, forecasting and monitoring potential fishing zones (PFZ) in waters of Tamil Nadu in the first phase.

    The project will focus on developing and running a satellite-based ocean forecasting model to provide PFZ advisories.

    CMFRI director Dr A Gopalakrishnan said the project is a milestone in India’s fisheries sector and comes at a time when it is passing through a difficult phase.

    “PFZ advisory will definitely help the fishermen reduce their fishing efforts and at the same time increase their fish catch without wasting much time and fuel,” he said.

    It is planning to develop a satellite-based numerical ocean model to forecast information about the fishing locations by closely monitoring and analysing various physical changes in the oceans owing to seasonal and climatic variations, high winds, rain and cyclonic conditions.

    As part of the research work, physically collected data on fish catch, water quality and biophysical parameters such as pigments, temperature, salinity, nutrients, productivity etc will be validated with satellite-derived data.

    “The seas surrounding the Indian subcontinent contribute to an average of 2.5 million tonnes of seafood. The potential yield of seafood is estimated to be around 3.9 million tonnes from Indian exclusive economic zone. In this scenario identification, mapping and forecasting of PFZ are very essential,” he said.

    Dr Shoba Joe Kizhakudan, the principal scientist at CMFRI’s Chennai Research Centre, has been appointed as the principal investigator of Samudra project.

    Kizhakudan said as part of identifying these PFZ the behaviour of fish habitats controlled by various environmental parameters, including currents, the presence of planktons, would be monitored.

    According to CMFRI’s estimate, the total marine fish landings for 2016 was 3.63 million tonnes with Gujarat remaining at the top for the fourth consecutive year followed by Tamil Nadu. Kerala, with its vast coastline, for the first time dropped out of top three and ranked fourth behind Karnataka.

    The estimated value of marine fish landings during 2016 at the landing centre level in the country was Rs 48,381 crores, registering an increase of 20.67% compared to 2015. At the retail level, the estimated value was ? 73,289 crores with an increase of 12.44% over the previous year.
     
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    An Indian fisherman stands on his boat after a night of working at the sea in Chennai. November 21 is celebrated as World Fisheries Day. (Arun Sankar / AFP)
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    Ministry of Agriculture
    26-November, 2017 15:01 IST
    India’s dairy sector offers numerous possibilities for entrepreneurs globally: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

    Milk production increased by 18.81% in 2016-17 when compared to 2013-14: Shri Singh

    Per capita availability of milk increased from 307 gm/day in 2013-14 to 351 gm/day in 2016-17

    National Milk Day Celebrations

    Union Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today on the occasion of National Milk Day said that India is the ‘Oyster' of the global dairy industry with opportunities galore for the entrepreneurs globally. Since last 15 years, India continues to be the largest producer of milk in the world. This phenomenal increase is contributed to the several measures initiated by the Government of India to increase the productivity of livestock.

    Shri Singh said that increasing the milk production significantly from 137.7 million tonnes in 2013-14 to 164 million tonnes in 2016-17. Milk production increased by 18.81% in 2016-17 when compared to 2013-14. Similarly, the per capita availability of milk increased from 307 gram in 2013-14 to 351 gram in 2016-17. Annual growth rate of Milk Production during the period 2011-14 was 4%, which has increase to 6% during 2014-17. The annual growth rate of world milk production has increased by 2% during 2014-17.

    On this occasion the Minister said that Livestock sector contributes significantly towardslivelihoods and security net for the landless and marginal farmers. About 70 million rural households are engaged in dairying in India with 80% of total cow population. The strength of women in Dairy has reached to the 70% of the total work force (about 44 lakh) of which 3,60,000 women are in leadership roles in village dairy cooperatives and 380 women on the boards of Union and State Federations.

    Union Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister said that the consumption of milk is rising, commensurate with increase in the purchasing power of people, increasing urbanization, changing food habits & life styles and demographic growth. Milk with its varied benefits is the only source of animal protein for the largely vegetarian population of the country. Further, factors such as increased consumer interest in high protein diets and increasing awareness & availability of value-added dairy products through organised retail chains are also driving its demand. During last 15 years, Milk Cooperatives have converted about 20% of milk procured into traditional and value added products that offers about 20% higher revenue.This share of value-added products is estimated to increase to 30% by 2021-22.

    Shri Singh informed that the Government has initiated a number of dairy development schemes so that the enhanced demand due to variety of factorsis met through domestic sources by laying special focus on raising milk production through improved productivity of our dairy animals. A new scheme “Rashtriya Gokul Mission” has been initiated for the first time in the country under which 18 Gokul Grams in 12 different States are being set up. Also two awards ‘Gopal Ratna Award’ for upkeep of the best dairy animals of indigenous breeds and ‘Kamdhenu Award’ for institutions maintaining best herd of indigenous breeds. This year on World Milk Day 10 Gopal Ratna and 12 Kamdhenu awards have been awarded. Two “National Kamdhenu Breeding Centres” one each in Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are being setup for conservation of indigenous breeds. In these centres 41 cattle and 13 buffalo breeds would be conserved. In order to make dairy business more profitable “National Bovine Productivity Mission” has been in initiated with creation of e Pashuhaat portal. This is playing an important role in linking milk producers and breeders for indigenous breeds.

    Union Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister further said that a scheme titled Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) for dairy cooperative sector has been initiated with an outlay of Rs.10881 crore. This scheme would focus on creation of additional milk processing infrastructure and chilling infrastructure through setting up of Bulk Milk Coolers. Also provisions have been made for providing Electronic milk adulteration testing equipment and facilities for manufacturing value added products.

    Shri singh said that, with gradual shift towards a technology driven environment, there is a great need for adopting advance systems and strengthening the existing one to meet the future challenges. The National Action Plan Vision-2022 is being prepared to fill the gaps in the infrastructure required to handle the increased coverage and milk production not only to meet the demand of milk and milk products but also to fulfil the objective of doubling the farmers’ income.
     
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    Ministry of Agriculture
    26-November, 2017 15:01 IST
    India’s dairy sector offers numerous possibilities for entrepreneurs globally: Shri Radha Mohan Singh

    Milk production increased by 18.81% in 2016-17 when compared to 2013-14: Shri Singh

    Per capita availability of milk increased from 307 gm/day in 2013-14 to 351 gm/day in 2016-17

    National Milk Day Celebrations

    Union Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh today on the occasion of National Milk Day said that India is the ‘Oyster' of the global dairy industry with opportunities galore for the entrepreneurs globally. Since last 15 years, India continues to be the largest producer of milk in the world. This phenomenal increase is contributed to the several measures initiated by the Government of India to increase the productivity of livestock.

    Shri Singh said that increasing the milk production significantly from 137.7 million tonnes in 2013-14 to 164 million tonnes in 2016-17. Milk production increased by 18.81% in 2016-17 when compared to 2013-14. Similarly, the per capita availability of milk increased from 307 gram in 2013-14 to 351 gram in 2016-17. Annual growth rate of Milk Production during the period 2011-14 was 4%, which has increase to 6% during 2014-17. The annual growth rate of world milk production has increased by 2% during 2014-17.

    On this occasion the Minister said that Livestock sector contributes significantly towardslivelihoods and security net for the landless and marginal farmers. About 70 million rural households are engaged in dairying in India with 80% of total cow population. The strength of women in Dairy has reached to the 70% of the total work force (about 44 lakh) of which 3,60,000 women are in leadership roles in village dairy cooperatives and 380 women on the boards of Union and State Federations.

    Union Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister said that the consumption of milk is rising, commensurate with increase in the purchasing power of people, increasing urbanization, changing food habits & life styles and demographic growth. Milk with its varied benefits is the only source of animal protein for the largely vegetarian population of the country. Further, factors such as increased consumer interest in high protein diets and increasing awareness & availability of value-added dairy products through organised retail chains are also driving its demand. During last 15 years, Milk Cooperatives have converted about 20% of milk procured into traditional and value added products that offers about 20% higher revenue.This share of value-added products is estimated to increase to 30% by 2021-22.

    Shri Singh informed that the Government has initiated a number of dairy development schemes so that the enhanced demand due to variety of factorsis met through domestic sources by laying special focus on raising milk production through improved productivity of our dairy animals. A new scheme “Rashtriya Gokul Mission” has been initiated for the first time in the country under which 18 Gokul Grams in 12 different States are being set up. Also two awards ‘Gopal Ratna Award’ for upkeep of the best dairy animals of indigenous breeds and ‘Kamdhenu Award’ for institutions maintaining best herd of indigenous breeds. This year on World Milk Day 10 Gopal Ratna and 12 Kamdhenu awards have been awarded. Two “National Kamdhenu Breeding Centres” one each in Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are being setup for conservation of indigenous breeds. In these centres 41 cattle and 13 buffalo breeds would be conserved. In order to make dairy business more profitable “National Bovine Productivity Mission” has been in initiated with creation of e Pashuhaat portal. This is playing an important role in linking milk producers and breeders for indigenous breeds.

    Union Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister further said that a scheme titled Dairy Processing & Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF) for dairy cooperative sector has been initiated with an outlay of Rs.10881 crore. This scheme would focus on creation of additional milk processing infrastructure and chilling infrastructure through setting up of Bulk Milk Coolers. Also provisions have been made for providing Electronic milk adulteration testing equipment and facilities for manufacturing value added products.

    Shri singh said that, with gradual shift towards a technology driven environment, there is a great need for adopting advance systems and strengthening the existing one to meet the future challenges. The National Action Plan Vision-2022 is being prepared to fill the gaps in the infrastructure required to handle the increased coverage and milk production not only to meet the demand of milk and milk products but also to fulfil the objective of doubling the farmers’ income.

    The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh lighting the lamp to inaugurate the National Milk Day Celebrations 2017, in New Delhi on November 26, 2017. The Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Shri Devendra Chaudhry and other dignitaries are also seen.
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    The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh at the inauguration of the National Milk Day Celebrations 2017, in New Delhi on November 26, 2017. The Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Shri Devendra Chaudhry is also seen.
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    The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh at the inauguration of the National Milk Day Celebrations 2017, in New Delhi on November 26, 2017. The Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Shri Devendra Chaudhry is also seen.
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    The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh at the inauguration of the National Milk Day Celebrations 2017, in New Delhi on November 26, 2017. The Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Shri Devendra Chaudhry is also seen.
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    The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh at the inauguration of the National Milk Day Celebrations 2017, in New Delhi on November 26, 2017.
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    The Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh addressing at the inauguration of the National Milk Day Celebrations 2017, in New Delhi on November 26, 2017.
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    It seems the reality is different at ground level.
    Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: In Porbandar, an unhappy fishermen community may harm BJP's chances

    PoliticsAmiteshNov, 26 2017 11:53:42 IST
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    Fishermen community in Porbandar is upset with the government’s decision to cut down on the subsidy on diesel and kerosene. Earlier, subsidy for up to 250 litres of kerosene was decided for small fishermen. Now it has been reduced to 32 litres. So rest has to be purchased from the open market, which is expensive.
    http://www.firstpost.com/politics/g...-community-may-harm-bjps-chances-4227137.html

    Gujarat shocker! BJP corporator tied to tree, beaten by locals
    http://www.timesnownews.com/india/a...kh-patel-vadodara-bjp-demolition-drive/100309
     
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    Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
    28-May, 2018 18:44 IST
    Release of 2017-18 (Second Advance Estimates) of Area and Production of various Horticulture Crops

    The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has released the 2017-18(2nd Advance Est.) of Area and Production of Horticulture Crops. These Estimates are based on the information received from different States/UTs in the country.

    Following table summaries the All- India Final Estimates: 2016-17 and 2017-18(2nd Advance Estimates):

    Total Horticulture
    2016-17
    2017-18
    % change of 2017-18(2nd Adv. Est.)w.r.t.




    Second Adv. Est.
    2016-17


    Area (‘000 Ha)
    24851
    25406
    2.23


    Production(‘000 Tonnes)
    300643
    307159
    2.17


    As per the 2nd Advance Estimates prepared on the basis of information received from State Departments of Horticulture / Agriculture and various agencies like Directorate of Arecanut & Species Development (DASD), Directorate of Cashew & Cocoa Development (DCCD) and National Bee Board (NBB) the total horticulture production of the country is estimates to be 307.2 Million Tonnes during 2017-18 which is 2.2% higher than the previous year and 8.6% higher than the past 5 year’s average production.

    The Production of fruits is estimated to be about 94.4 million tonnes which is about 2% higher than previous year production of vegetables is estimated to be about 182 million tonnes which is about 2.2% higher than previous year. Onion production in the current year is likely to be around 218 lakh Tonnes in 2016-17(Final) which when compared to 5 years average is about 8% higher. Potato production is estimated at 503 Lakh Tonnes as against 486 lakh Tonnes in 2016-17 (Final) which is about 3.5% higher than the previous year. Tomato production in the current year is likely to be around 220 lakh Tonnes as against 207 lakh Tonnes in 2016-17 (Final Est.) which is about 6.6% higher than the previous year.

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    The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan with the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojana, in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on May 28, 2018.
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    The Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Smt. Krishna Raj addressing the gathering at a skill development programme organised for the farmers, at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kottayam, Kerala on May 28, 2018. The Programme Coordinator, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Kottayam, Dr. G. Jayalekshmi and other dignitaries are also seen.[​IMG]
     
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    The Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Smt. Krishna Raj visiting the National Biodiversity Museum at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, in Cochin, Kerala on May 29, 2018.
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    The Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Smt. Krishna Raj visiting the National Biodiversity Museum at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, in Cochin, Kerala on May 29, 2018.
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    The Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Smt. Krishna Raj interacting with the scientists at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, in Cochin, Kerala on May 29, 2018.
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