Goat meat and Uttara Fish under the brand name Himalayan will now have home delivery in Dehradun city. The scheme will be operated through the Cooperative Federation. Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister Rekha Arya launched the Himalayan Goat Meat and Fish Marketing Scheme.
The new scheme of marketing through Sheep Goat and Sheshak Foster Cooperative Federation was launched at the program organized at Uttarakhand Shilp Emporium on Sahastradhara Road.
On this occasion, the Minister of State said that under the State Integrated Cooperative Development Project with the help of National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), members of cooperative societies are being provided marketing facilities for cluster-based products.
Various schemes are being run by the government to make livestock owners self-sufficient. Uttarakhand is the first hill state of the country. Which has branded goat meat and Uttara fish as Himalayan to increase the income of the livestock. This will increase the means of income of livestock farmers.
At the same time, consumers of the state will get quality meat. In the future, this scheme will be started in Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, and other districts. The livelihood of more than 7000 female cattle ranchers in the state runs from this. The minister inspected fish and meat of wheels.
Secretary Animal Husbandry R Meenakshi Sundaram said that the cattle marketers are being empowered financially through better marketing arrangements. The project is being funded by NCDC National Cooperative Development Corporation. Through Uttara Fish where only 70 metric tons of meat and fish are being produced. The target of increasing it to one thousand metric tons has been set.
On this occasion MLA Mussoorie Ganesh Joshi, Mayor Sunil Uniyal Gama, Sheep, and Wool Development Board Vice-Chairman Ravindra Kataria, Managing Director Dr. Avinash Anand, Director Animal Husbandry KK Joshi, Food Designated Officer Ganesh Kandwal, Managing Director Matsya Jessie Purohit, Fisheries Federation Haridwar Chairman Mahipal Singh, Sheep Husbandry Haridwar vice-president Kazi Muiuddin, etc. were present.