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Maharashtra State Seeks CMFRI Help with Cage Fish Farming

For starting large-scale cage fish farming ventures, the Maharashtra government has sought technical support of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute.

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Karnataka Government Initiates Control and Containment Programme for H5 Avian Influenza

An outbreak of H5 Avian Influenza has been reported from Dasarahalli village, Bengaluru East Taluk, Bengaluru Urban District in Karnataka.

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Livestock Farming Scheme at 50% Subsidy for Marathwada Farmers

Aurangabad: The state animal husbandry department has announced a scheme in which Marathwada farmers, in which they will get separate units of livestock comprising goats, cows and buffaloes at 50 % subsidy.

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Livestock Farming: Control and Containment Operations to Prevent H5N8 Virus

The National Institute for High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal informed on 17th October 2016 that samples of wild birds died in National Zoological Park (NZP), New Delhi received by them have tested positive for H5 Avian influenza virus.

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Livestock Farming: Increase in Poultry Production and Poultry Farmer's Income

The 28th Annual Meeting of the Poultry Federation of India was held in Hyderabad. The Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Shri. Radha Mohan Singh expressed his views regarding increase in business, problems associated with farmers and traders, and assistance given by Government of India.

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Livestock News: This Year Egg Prices Break Record in Hyderabad City.

Egg prices in the Hyderabad city peaked at Rs 440 for 100 eggs, the highest ever. The average consumer will now have to pay up to Rs 24 extra per dozen.

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Livestock News: Dairy Provides Livelihood to 60 million Indian Farmers.

In India, 60 million rural households depend upon dairy sector and out of this, two third are small, marginal and landless labourers, says Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister. Rs. 582.09 crore have been allocated for 35 proposals under the National Gokul Mission.

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Livestock News: Rajasthan Animal Husbandry is Witnessing a Gradual Slump

Animal husbandry which is the backbone of rural household income in Rajasthan is witnessing a gradual slump. According to national sample survey (NSSO) which is released in February shows that in the state, number of livestock per 100 households has come down from 517 in the year 1971-72 to just 202 in 2012-13 and other livestock also show the decline over the decades.

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Livestock News: Poultry Farmers Are Likely to See Some Margin Recovery

This season, Poultry farmers are likely to see some margin recovery, who are under losses for two years due to over-production. The drought and intense summer in around 10 states have pushed up prices of eggs and broilers.

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Livestock Farming in India

Livestock Farming Includes,

Livestock Farming in India - Dairy Farming

Dairying is an important source of subsidiary income to small farmers and agricultural labourers. In addition to milk, the manure from animals provides a good source of organic matter for improving soil fertility and crop yields.

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Livestock Farming - Poultry Farming

Poultry has an important place in India as the eggs and chicken meat are important and rich sources of protein, vitamins and minerals. Poultry provides rich organic manure and is an important source of income and employment to millions of farmers and other persons engaged in allied activities in the poultry industry. Chicken is the most widely accepted meat in India.

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Livestock Farming in India - Fishery

Fisheries in India is a very important economic activity and a flourishing sector with varied resources and potentials. Only after the Indian Independence, has fisheries together with agriculture been recognized as an important sector.

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Livestock Farming in India - Dairy Farming

The challenges faced by our country in securing the food as well as nutritional security to fast growing population need an integrated approach for livestock farming. Among the various livestock species, piggery is most potential source of meat production and more efficient feed converters after the broiler. Apart from providing meat, it is also a source of bristles and manure.

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National Livestock Mission

The National Livestock Mission (NLM) has started from 2014-15. The Mission is started to cover all the activities required to ensure quantitative and qualitative improvement in livestock production systems. This Mission is having the objective of sustainable development of livestock sector, focusing on improving availability of quality feed and fodder. The National Livestock Mission is implemented in all States.

National Livestock Mission (NLM) has four submissions which are as follows:
1. The Sub-Mission on Fodder and Feed Development: In order to give a push to the livestock sector making it a competitive enterprise for India and also to harness its export potential, the sub-mission on fodder and feed development will address the problems of scarity of animal feed resources.

2. Sub-Mission on Livestock Development: Under this submission there are provisions for productivity enhancement, entrepreneurship development and employment generation (bankable projects), strengthening of infrastructure of state farms with respect to modernization, automation and biosecurity, conservation of threatened breeds, minor livestock development, rural slaughter houses, fallen animals and livestock insurance.

3. Sub-Mission on Pig Development in North-Eastern Region: The North Eastern States seeking support for all round development of piggery in the region. There has been persistent demand from the North Eastern States. Under NLM a Sub-Mission on Pig Development, for the first time in North-Eastern Region is provided wherein Government of India would support the State Piggery Farms, and importation of germplasm so that eventually the masses get the benefit as it is linked to livelihood and contributes in providing protein-rich food in 8 States of the NER.

4. Sub-Mission on Skill Development, Technology Transfer and Extension: At field level for livestock activities, the extension machinery is very weak. And it is result in the farmers are not able to adopt the technologies developed by research institutions. The emergence of new technologies and practices require linkages between stakeholders and this sub-mission will enable a wider outreach to the farmers. All the States, including NER States may avail the benefits of the multiple components and the flexibility of choosing them under NLM for a sustainable livestock development.