Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Fisheries, livestock get Tk 3,808cr

The government has allocated Taka 3,808 crore for the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry in the proposed budget for fiscal 2022-23, reports BSS.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal proposed the allocation while placing the budget for fiscal 2022-23 in parliament on Thursday.

Taka 3,437 crore was proposed for the ministry in fiscal 2021-22, while its revised budget was Taka 3,196 crore.

In his budget speech, Kamal said ensuring secure, sufficient and quality animal protein for all is one of the major goals of the government.

According to a report released by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Bangladesh ranked 3rd in inland open water fish cultivation and 5th in global aquaculture production, the finance minister said.