Animal Husbandry

VISION:

The main objective of the Vision is to consolidate the gains made and to transform Animal Husbandry Sector into profitable livestock agricultural business to further strengthen the rural economy.

  • Tapping the untapped potential in Animal Husbandry Sector.
  • Restructuring and revitalizing the credit institutions.
  • Revitalizing the research, technology and extension to the growing demand.
  • Working out strategy for up gradation of existing livestock for higher production.
  • Exploring the scope and need for increased private participation in ensuing veterinary health care, disease control utilizing latest biotechnologies.
  • Formulating new strategies for scientific feed and fodder development
  • Evolving innovations relevant to the needs of 2020(AD)
  • Exploiting marketing avenues for Livestock and Livestock Products through development of rural marketing grid.
  • Spelling out policy interventions to harness potentialities of various categories of Livestock Sector.

THE MAJOR ACTIVITIES OF DEPARTMENT ARE:

  • Improving the production potential by way of breed up gradation in Cattle and Buffaloes through Artificial Insemination.
  • Providing preventive and curative health care to Livestock through constant vigil on disease outbreaks, rendering preventive vaccinations, deworming and treatment of ailing animals.
  • Augmenting fodder production to meet the nutritional requirements of Livestock.
  • Providing relief measures to livestock during natural calamities.
  • Building awareness among farmers on profitable Livestock production.
  • Coordinating with Health Department in controlling Diseases of Zoonotic importance.
  • Providing technical support to Livestock based poverty alleviation programmes.
  • Covering the Sheep population of the state under insurance programme