ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

1. GENERAL INFORMATION :

Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services is playing a vital role in the growth of rural economy through improved Animal Husbandry activities.The main occupation of more than 75 % of the population living in the rural areas is agriculture and allied activities. Agriculture has been dependent on Animal Husbandry. The livestock productions from the domestic animals has been a subsidiary occupation of the farmers in the District Improved Animal Husbandry practices have helped rural population to augment their income and also in providing employment.

2. OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT:

The main objectives of the department are two fold

    1. to provide health coverage to all the domestic animals for both contagious and non-contagious diseases,
    2. to take up livestock development activities in order to increase the productivity of livestock for the benefit of both producers and consumers.
    3. The Department is engaged in extending artificial insemination facilities for cattle and buffaloes with exotic dairy breeds and pedigreed buffalo bulls to improve the genetic merit for milk and draught ability of nondescript animals, Poultry development, Sheep and Wool development, Piggery development, fodder development, rabbit breeding, training of farmers, in service personnel and students in various aspects of dairy, sheep, poultry, piggery, and feeding practices. The Department has implemented Socio Economic Programmes like Special Livestock Production programme, Special Component Plan, Tribal Sub Plan, DPAP, Watershed Development Program etc., The department conducts integrated sample survey for estimation of production of Livestock s products regularly besides conduct of Livestock Census periodically.

3. LIVESTOCK WEALTH IN THE DISTRICT:

Total Livestock existing in the district as per 1997 Provisional Census is 1140241 cattle and other animals and 1264426 poultry birds. It consists of 375252 cattle, 178016 buffalo, 335642 sheep, 182657 goats, 20243 pigs, 46941 dogs and 1490 other animals.

4. VETERINARY INSTITUTIONS:

The Veterinary Institutions existing in the 7 Taluks of district are responsible for livestock's health coverage by vaccination and treatment, dosing of sheep & goats and up gradation of livestock’s by artificially insemination and by providing good quality breeding rams, bulls and boars etc., and promotion of fodder crops & trees. As per recommendations of the National Agricultural Commission there should be one Veterinary Institution for health coverage of every 5000 cattle population ore very 10 villages. The district has 82 Veterinary Institution at present as against the norm of 125 Veterinary Institution. The details of the existing Veterinary Institution are the following :

 

Sl No

Institution

NON PLAN

Plan

Total

1

Veterinary polyclinic cum Hospital

1

-

1

2

Veterinary Hospitals

7

-

7

 

3

Veterinary Dispensaries

11

13

24

4

Primary Veterinary Centers

18

36

54

Total

37

49

86

 

In addition the department runs the following centers for implementation of different schemes :

Centre

Number

Sheep & Wool Extension Centers

9

Key Village Scheme Sub Centers

6

Poultry Extension Centers

1

Rinderpest Check Post

1

Mobile Veterinary Clinics

7

Veterinary Assistant Training Center

1

Pullorum Control Center

1

Rinderpest Eradication Scheme

1

Deputy Director Office

1

Livestock Breading & Training Center.

1

Total

29

5. STAFF POSITION:

 

Posts

NON PLAN

PLAN

TOTAL

REMARKS

Sanctioned

284

120

404

Recruitment for all the posts is in progress. These posts are likely to be filled up during 2001-2002.

Filled up

237

75

312

Vacant

47

45

92

 

6. BUILDING REQUIREMENT:

104 buildings are required for the existing institutions out of which 79 institutions have their own buildings while 6 buildings are under construction.The remaining institutions (23) require buildings which are likely to cost Rs. 69 lakh @ Rs 3 lakh per building.

7. PROPOSALS FOR 2001-2002 :

 

Sl No

Programme and Head of A/c

Total Allocation (Rs.in lakh)

Details of Programme

1

Supply of Liquid Nitrogen and A.I. Equipment’s etc.

2403-00-102-2-77

6.00

Rs. 6.00 lakhs has been provided for this programme. Liquid Nitrogen which is essential for preservation of semen straws necessary for Artificial Insemination will be supplied to 95 Institutions which are performing A.I. in the district, other supplementary materials like semen, semen staws containers, and other equipment’s will be supplied in the programme to increase the Activities of A.I. and there by achieving the breed improvement and increase in milk production during 2000-2001.

2

Hospitals and Dispensaries

2403-00-101-0-73

15.00

For supply of drugs,chemicals and equipment.

2

Opening of Primary Veterinary Centers, upgradation to Taluk Level Dispensaries.

2403-00-101-0-71

68.56

Rs. 68.56 lakhs has been provided for pay and allowance for 119 posts in 36 primary Veterinary Centers and 13 Veterinary Dispensaries in 7 taluks of the District. And for the office expenses, Travel Expenses, to staff, supply of Drugs, Chemicals, Equipment’s to all existing institutions coming under plan scheme with the physical target of 5500 Artificial Inseminations to be done apart from other routine work of dispensary.

4

Mobile Veterinary Clinic

2403-00-101-0-72

0.80

Rs. 0.80 lakhs has been provided for salary of one post of ‘D’ group of Mobile Veterinary Clinic Hagaribommanahalli which is continued under plan scheme.

5

Organisation of Sterility Camps/Infertility camps

2403-00-102-2-79

3.00

Rs. 3.00 lakhs has been provided to conduct 100 Health camps in 7 taluks of the District where in provision has been made for Drugs/ Chemicals essential to conduct Health Camps wherever necessary to conserve health solve the breeding problems of Animals which are not conceived by A.I. due to gynecological disorders / diseases and also to conduct farmers meeting to impart Technical knowledge of Animal Husbandry Activities in the camps through demonstrations leaflets etc.,

TOTAL

93.36

 

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