Fish Pond Yojana, Odisha

Fish Pond Yojana, Odisha: Odisha government on 27th November introduced 'Fish Pond Yojana', a state sponsored scheme, for creation of additional water bodies for freshwater aquaculture in 2,200 hectares of land. The government has also decided to provide subsidy to farmers for this purpose. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik declared this while attending a workshop organised by the fisheries and animal resources development (FARD) department here. He said the Yojana will ensure income generation and employment creation through promotion of aquaculture.
He said the contribution from Fisheries and Livestock sectors was reported to have increased significantly – marking a 33.35 time increase during this period. He added Livestock and Fisheries sectors play an important role in the development of rural economy in the state. These sectors have a tremendous relevance for the livelihood of small and marginal farmers who derive a substantial part of their income from the sale of milk, meat, egg and fish, Patnaik said.

Odisha CM unveils Hockey World Cup 2018 Logo, Mascot

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled the logo and mascot for the Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 to be held here at Bhubaneswar from November 18 to December 26, 2018 at the Kalinga Stadium. Patnaik also launched the ceremonial countdown clock for the international event that is scheduled after a year. “I feel privileged to have unveiled the logo for the International Hockey World Cup. A few months ago, Bhubaneswar hosted the Asian Athletics Championships. In a few months from now, we will be hosting the Hockey World Cup,” Patnaik said.
Stating that Odisha is fast becoming a sporting destination of India, Patnaik said the state had successfully hosted the Asian Athletics Championships a few months ago. The Chief Minister also launched the countdown timer for the international event scheduled to be held here from November 28 to December 16, 2018.