National Livestock Mission
Part of: Mains GS-III: Agriculture & Allied Sectors
Context: The National Livestock Mission (NLM) scheme is being implemented in the country since 2014, and has been realigned during 2021-22 –
- Employment generation
- Entrepreneurship development
- Increase in per animal productivity and thus targeting increased production of meat, goat milk, egg and wool.
- Employment generation through entrepreneurship development in small ruminant, poultry, piggery and Fodder sector.
- Increase of per animal productivity through breed improvement
- Increase in production of meat, egg, goat milk, wool and fodder.
- Increasing availability of fodder and feed to substantially reduce the demand – through strengthening the fodder seed supply chain and availability of certified fodder seeds.
- Encouraging establishment of fodder processing units to reduce the demand supply gap
- Promoting risk management measures including livestock insurance for farmers.
- Promoting applied research in prioritized areas of poultry, sheep, goat, feed and fodder
- Capacity building of state functionaries and livestock owners through strengthened extension machinery to provide quality extension service to farmers
- Promoting skill-based training and dissemination of technologies for reducing cost of production and improving production of livestock sector.
Note: The National Livestock Mission includes camel.
News Source: PIB