Connect women, youth with dairy & fishery schemes: Bahuguna

Friday, 24 June 2022 | PNS | Dehradun

Cabinet minister Saurabh Bahuguna has said that the Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and the Fisheries departments should prepare projects while keeping the interests of the women and the youth in the centre. The minister gave this directive while undertaking a review meeting of these departments in his office in Vidhan Sabha on Thursday. He said that the people of Bengal origin living in Udham Singh Nagar district should be encouraged to take up pisciculture and a project in this regard should be prepared. The minister sought information about the pond being developed in a 25 acre area by the department in the Barri area of Udham Singh Nagar district and emphasised that such projects should be undertaken in other parts of the State as well.

Bahuguna said that the Udham Singh Nagar and Haridwar districts have a vast potential in the field of pisciculture and opined that by linking women and youth with the department’s schemes the menace of the migration can be reduced. Bahuguna disclosed that the department would soon launch Aanchal cafes in the state under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode so that the youths are associated with self employment. He added that the department is also planning to open Aanchal Kiosks for sale of milk, ice-cream and other things in the Char Dham Yatra route.

He said that there are 2,900 women self help groups in Udham Singh Nagar district which are registered with the cooperative department. The Minister asked the officers of the department to link these groups with the animal husbandry, milk business and fish culture.

The Animal Husbandry secretary BVRC Purushottam, deputy director of Fisheries Anil Kumar, Dairy Development joint director Jaideep Arora and others were present in the meeting.

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