Need for dev of infra in animal, sheep husbandry sector: Samoon

Need for dev of infra in animal, sheep husbandry sector: Samoon
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Takes stock of dev projects under RIDF-NABARD

SRINAGAR: To cater to the growing need of milk, meat, and poultry products for growing population, Principal Secretary, Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries and Transport, Asgar Hassan Samoon on Saturday emphasised upon the need for the development of infrastructure in the animal and sheep husbandry sector.
He said this while reviewing various projects under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) – NABARD here.
Since 2010-11, 143 projects at an estimated cost of Rs 50 crore have been supported under RIDF-NABARD till date, of which 79 projects at an estimated cost of Rs 11.50 crore have been completed, read an official handout.
“Allocation under RIDF-XXIV for the year 2018-19 is Rs 35.16 crore with an amount of Rs 6.63 crore for ongoing 41 projects and remaining Rs 28.52 crore for new projects. ,” it read.
Samoon directed for formulation and submission of DPRs for new projects in animal and sheep husbandry sector within a fortnight.
He also asked the concerned to expedite execution of non-starter projects and to furnish quarterly progress reports to NABARD for timely release of funds, the handout added.

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