Rs 3700 Crores Require to Implement National Action Plan for Bovine Breeding: Shri Devendra Chaudhary, DADF Secretary

The Secretary for Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Shri Devendra Chaudhary discussed the National Action Plan for bovine breeding with the all States at length from 20 to 23 and 27th June 2016 in New Delhi. Shri Chaudhary emphasized the State officials to enhance milk production and productivity of dairy animals in order to double farmers’ income. The National Action Plan (NAP) was discussed with State officials at length along with increase in population of indigenous cattle. The Secretary, DADF urged the States to frame strategy to enhance productivity of indigenous breeds as indigenous cattle are managed by poor farmers of the country. All the States agreed to implement National Action Plan. State wise physical and financial targets for different category of dairy animals including indigenous cattle were also discussed. The NAP envisages to enhance productivity of indigenous cattle to 5 kg/per animal/day and AI coverage from the present level of 25% to 70% by 2019-20. It was also mentioned that an amount of Rs 3700 crores will be required by States to implement this National Action Plan.

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