Nearly 20% increase in the budget of Animal Husbandry in 2022-23

Pashu Sandesh, 27 March 2022

The budget allocation of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying has increased from Rs. 3599.98 crore in the year 2021-22 to Rs. 4288.84 crore in 2022-23, which is 19.14%. This information was given by Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Parshottam Rupala in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

The budget allocation for the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) has been increased from Rs. 1000 crore (BE) in 2021-22 to Rs. 1879 crore (BE) during 2022-23 which is an 87.90% increase in the budget allocation. Similarly, the Budget allocation for the National Livestock Mission of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying has been increased to Rs. 410.00 crore in 2022-23 against the allocation of Rs. 350.00 crore in 2021-22, which is a 17% increase in allocation.

The Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has implemented the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS): Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries for a period of five years from 2015-16 to 2019-20 and the said scheme has ended on 31st March 2020. Under the aforesaid CSS, central financial assistance of Rs.2577.49 crore was released to various State Governments/Union Territories and other implementing agencies for the holistic development of fisheries and aquaculture. The Department of Fisheries is implementing a flagship scheme namely Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana with a total investment of Rs. 20,050 crore for a period of 5 years from the financial year 2020-21 to 2024-25 in all States/Union Territories. During 2020-21 to 2021-22 (till date), the Department of Fisheries, Government of India has accorded approval of project proposals of various States Governments, UTs and other agencies and released the central share of Rs. 1726 crore under PMMSY.