Bhubaneswar: Dubbing the fisheries and animal husbandry as the growth engine at the grassroots, CM Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said the state government is always working for the welfare of the farmers in rural areas who are completely dependent on agriculture and livestock farming for a living.
Addressing the newly appointed veterinary officers, livestock inspectors, and fisheries technical assistants through video conference, the CM said 70 per cent of people in rural areas are engaged in agricultural activities. Most of them are also trying to double their income through animal rearing and fish farming.
In order to make their life smooth and joyful, the State government continues to work vibrantly. He said the fish and animals play a vital role in fulfilling the protein requirement of rural people.
He advised the newly appointed officer to maintain transparency in the duty and work as per the 5-T model of governance.
The government had recently appointed 146 veterinary officers, 588 livestock inspectors, and 67 junior fisheries technical assistants.