Bhubaneswar, Feb 5: The foodgrain production in the state has touched 141.36 lakh metric tonne (MT) during 2022-23 which is almost two and half times of the production of 55.35 MT during 2000-01.
Odisha Governor Raghubar Das said addressing the Budget session of Odisha Assembly began on Monday.
Similarly, the production of rice has touched an all-time high of 2,936 kg per hectare exhibiting nearly threefold increase over 1,041 kg per hectare during the same period, he said.
Odisha has been one of the pioneer states to launch ‘Odisha Millet Mission’ for promotion of these climate resilient and nutrition rich crops which play a decisive role in our nutrition security.
While addressing the House, Das said, "My government's farmers' welfare programme, 'KALIA' (Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation) introduced in 2018, is intendded to acelerate agricultural prosperity and reduce poverty in the state through support to small and marginal farmers".
Till now, assistance has been provided to around 43.88 lakh small and marginal and 18.93 lakh landless agricultural households in the state, he added.
For enhancing milk production in the state, my government has introduced advanced boving breeding technology, artificial insemination through “Sex-sorted semen’ with an objective of production of more than 90 percent female calves, he said in his address.
Similarly, my government is promoting goat meat production by supporting WSHGs for commercial goatery units and individual poor farmers in the mining affected districts with small goatery units.
Total fish production of Odisha has increased to 10.52 lakh MT during 2022-23. Similarly, marine exports has also increased to 85,308 MT during this period, the Governor said the house.