Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched 15 online services of the Department of Fisheries and Livestock Development through video conferencing.
An agreement was also signed with various entrepreneurs for Cage Culture in the Hirakud Reservoir by the fisheries department. Boat registration and licensing, registration of saltwater fish farming, etc can be availed through the online system .
The initiative is expected to increase the state’s annual fish production by 1.24 tonnes.
In 2019-20, the state’s fisheries and livestock growth rate was 18 percent, which is significantly higher than other primary sectors. The Chief Minister also said that the government has implemented Rs 183 crore package which has benefited over 4,000 farmers.