Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah reviewing the progress of development schemes of three departments-Livestock & Fisheries, University & Boards and Law & Prosecution- directed them to complete their on-going schemes so that they could be taken out from the next year budget for taking new initiatives.
He decided to further strengthen Livestock & Fisheries sectors so that export of fisheries and halal meat could be initiated at large scale.
The meeting was attended by Sr. Advisor Works and Universities & Board (U&B) Nisar Khuhro, Minister Livestock Bari Pitafi, Advisor law Murtaza Wahab, Chairman P&D Mohammad Waseem, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary U&B AlamuddinBullo, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi and concerned secretaries.
Livestock& Fisheries: The Livestock & Fisheries department has a portfolio of Rs10451.448 million for 26 schemes against which Rs4346.089 million have been released which shows a throw-forward of Rs6105.359 million.Out of 26 schemes of the Fisheries & Livestock, 22 are on-going and four are new.
The on-going schemes have an allocation of Rs1058 million against which Rs384.230 million have been released and Rs168.169 million have been utilized which shows 43.77 percent expenditures of the released amount.
The important schemes of the department include provision of sheds, improved laboratory for Semen collection, preparation and preservation for genetically improved animals for Rs243.567 million, Production facility of Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia Vaccine at Tando Jam for Rs58 million.
Rehabilitation and Renovation of Liquid Nitrogen Gas Plant at Hyderabad for Rs270. Million, Establishment of Cattle Colonies at Shikarpur for Rs609.3 million, Establishment of Banbhore Dairy Village and Processing Zone for meat Animals on PPP mode for Rs2.8 billion, Expansion of Poultry Hatcheries & Backyard Farming in Naushehroferoze, Ghotki, Kashmore, Tharparkar, Umerkot and Matiari for Rs247.376 million.
Introduction of High Yielding Boer Goat Breed in Shairpur, Larkana, Hyderabad, Matiari, Shaheed Benazirabad, TandoAllahyar, Badin and Umerkot for Rs59.5 million and various other schemes.
The chief minister directed the Livestock & Fisheries department to expedite completion of their on-going schemes so that they could be removed from the budget book in the next financial year.