Improving livestock breeding

Synopsis: The facts and schemes relating to different livestock sector and the expected benefit out of it. Introduction Livestock breeding in India has been largely unorganised because of which there have been gaps in forward and backward integration across the value chain. Government has revised “Rashtriya Gokul Mission” and “National Livestock Mission” (NLM) to adress… Continue reading Improving livestock breeding

Odisha: Koraput’s Manda buffalo gets unique, indigenous tag

What is the News? Manda buffalo has been recognised as the 19th unique breed of buffaloes found in India by the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR). Note: Four breeds of cattle – Binjharpuri, Motu, Ghumusari and Khariar – and two breeds of buffalo – Chilika and Kalahandi – and one breed of sheep,… Continue reading Odisha: Koraput’s Manda buffalo gets unique, indigenous tag

How can India’s wool sector be revived

Source: Down To Earth Introduction The shepherds in Uttarakhand will soon get a batch of lambs through the cross-breeding of sheep indigenous to the region with Australian Merino sheep. Australian Merino sheep are known to have the softest and finest wool used for apparel. This cross-breeding was done with an aim to boost the pastoral… Continue reading How can India’s wool sector be revived

More feed, better productivity (On Sub-Mission on Fodder and Feed)

Source: The Hindu Relevance: livestock sector in India, doubling farmers income Synopsis: Government has recently announced Sub-Mission on Fodder and Feed for livestock sector. Background About 200 million Indians are involved in dairy and livestock farming, but lack of quality fodder and feed has resulted in sub-optimal productivity levels. Issues with livestock sector Lack of… Continue reading More feed, better productivity (On Sub-Mission on Fodder and Feed)

Climate crisis: Way forward for dairy giants in India

Source: Down To Earth Synopsis: Activists and experts are advocating plant-based alternatives to dairy food. Significance of Dairy sector: Harvesting animals for dairy and animal-based products in India is a major source of livelihood for 150 million dairy farmers. The products are a source of nutrition and food security for a significant population as well.… Continue reading Climate crisis: Way forward for dairy giants in India