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National Livestock Mission

  • IASbaba
  • December 15, 2021
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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. 

Objectives are:

  • 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 

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