Hyderabad: Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav on Wednesday urged the Centre to approve projects worth Rs 698.27 crore and also release its share of Rs 236.17 crore in addition to pending funds under various Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS). The State government has proposed several projects based on the new guidelines issued by the Union government for the 2021-22 financial year, aimed to achieve employment generation through entrepreneurship development, breed improvement and animal disease control.
Speaking to media persons after his meeting with Union Minister for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Parshottam Rupala at Krishi Bhavan in New Delhi, Srinivas Yadav said Telangana has the potential to expand dairy, fisheries and animal husbandry sectors, for which projects have been submitted to the Centre. “I requested the Union Minister to consider sanction of the projects submitted, and release the budget to Telangana State to facilitate us achieve the desired goals of livestock and fisheries sector,” he said. He also sought release of pending dues and support from the Centre to Telangana for the development of dairy, fisheries and livestock sectors.
Srinivas Yadav sought the Central government’s share of Rs 112 crore under Livestock Health and Disease Control including Rs 19.84 crore for strengthening Veterinary Biological Research Institute (VBRI), Rs 41.49 crore under National Livestock Mission, Rs 16 crore under Rashtriya Gokul Mission and Rs 6.2 crore under National Programme on Dairy Development, among others. He also appealed to the Union Minister to release Rs 60.47 crore under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana.