• Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

Union Minister Dr L Murugan visits developmental projects and interacts with officials in Phek district

Union MoS for Information & Broadcasting and Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying Dr L Murugan arrived in Nagaland on a 3 day visit to the state. He was received at Dimapur Airport by officials of the different units of I & B Ministry – PIB, CBC, AIR and DDK based in Kohima, state DIPR and Fisheries Department.

After his arrival, the Union Minister headed straightaway to Phek district in a chopper to see the  progress of  implementation of central government flagship schemes. He interacted with officials of various departments and Civil Society Organisations (CSO) at the District Planning & Development Board conference hall in Phek district headquarters in the afternoon.

During the interaction, Dr Murugan said development is the main motto of the Narendra Modi government.

Stating that the government has completed eight Udan connectivity from Nagaland’s Dimapur, the Union Minister recalled the words of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who said “border villages are not the last village, but the first village and country’s development should begin from there.”

Stressing on Modi government’s focus on connectivity, he informed that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has approved more budget under BIND scheme to strengthen the broadcasting services in the North East. The central government has initiated procurement of  more than 8 Lakh DTH receiver sets for distribution in  remote, tribal regions including in North East.

The visiting Union Minster said NE has lot of potential in fishery sector. But the huge demand for fish is currently met by import from outside. The people, particularly the young entrepreneurs can come forward and boost the local fish production, availing the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY). Under the Modi government, the investment in Fisheries has increased to more than Rs 38000 Crores in last nine years, he added.

Stating that  RAS and bio- flocs are emerging technologies and Phek district should make full benefits of these emerging technologies in fisheries.  Integratesmd Fishery and piggery could be another area which could venefit the people of Phek. Dr Murugan said for 2022-23, a total of 40 projects have been approved under PMMSY with significant rise in fund allocation.

Earlier, Dr Murugan distributed Best Fish Farmer Award under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) to five fish farmers of Phek district. He also virtually inaugurated three fish projects in the state – one each in Dimapur, Peren and Kohima.


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