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Schemes


Scheme No. 1 - Animal Health Programme

The scheme aims to provide necessary Animal Health care facilities and clinical aids to the livestock for control and containment of animal diseases through proper diagnosis, mass immunization and delivery of rational treatment.

For Animal Health Care scheme, 9(nine) District Veterinary Hospitals are being constructed under NLCPR with the funding Pattern of 90:10 percent between Central and State Share.


Scheme No. 2 - Cattle & Buffalo Development

The Scheme aims to provide services for improvement of local cattle and buffalo in terms of breed quality and performance by adopting crossbreeding/ upgradation programme through implementation of artificial insemination as well as distribution of bulls for natural breeding.

The Department has 3(three) Liquid Nitrogen Plants 1(one) at Kakching and other 2(two) at Porompat with 10 liters production capacities per hour per each plant with 2 Frozen Semen Depots located at Churachandpur and Senapati. 81 nos. A.I. Centres are carrying out artificial insemination to cows for improvement of local cattle under crossbreeding programme. Apart from these centres, the artificial insemination is also carried out by 174 nos. veterinary hospital ,Vety. Dispensaries and Vety. Aid Centres. The Department has also 1 Cattle breeding farm at Turibari and 1 Buffalo breeding farm at Wabagai for production of breeding bulls. Public awareness campaigns will be conducted in the villages where the A.I. work has not yet become popular and in selected villages Heat Synchronization & simultaneous programme for inducing group breeding will be taken up to facilitate insemination of local cows. Identification of elite crossbred cows will be carried out and their bull calves shall be tagged for using in natural breeding in the remote areas where implementation of A.I. work is not convenient.

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Scheme No. 3 - Poultry Development

The Scheme aims to promote the backyard poultry farming among the people by introducing the low input technology poultry birds for increasing the production of eggs and poultry meat in the State.

Poultry is an important sector of Animal Husbandry. Though poultry development in the country has taken a quantum leap in the last three decades, the growth has been mainly restricted to commercial poultry. Rural backyard poultry, though still contributing nearly 30% to the national egg production, is the most neglected one. This is, in spite of the fact that the poultry eggs and meat produced from backyard poultry farming fetch a much higher price than that from commercial poultry. Most of the poultry products and eggs are consumed in urban and semi urban areas and the rural consumption is quite low.

Backyard poultry requiring hardly any infrastructure set-up is a potent tool for upliftment of poorest of the poor. Besides income generation, Rural backyard poultry provides nutrition supplementation in the form of valuable animal protein and empowers women. It has also been noticed that the demand for rural backyard poultry is quite high in tribal areas.

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Scheme No. 4 - Piggery Development

The scheme aims to produce piglets of high yielding variety and supply to the private breeders and farmers.

The 2(two) District Piggery Farms are located at Torbung, Churachandpur District and Tarungpokpi, Bishnupur District.The large demand for improved/cross bred piglets of the farmers could not be met by the State’s present 2(two) District Piggery Farms. At present the Department is supplying improved Piglets to the needy farmers at subsidized rates. In view of the mass consumption of pork in the state and its huge demand, the Department is giving priority to Piggery development.

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Scheme No. 5 - Other Livestock Development

The scheme aims to preserve Manipuri Pony and to rejuvenate its population in its home tract by adopting in-situ breeding practices and also to develop Mithun production in the hills.

The scheme is having the following three components viz.

  • i. Maintenance of Pony Breeding Farm at Tingkaikhunou of Sadar Hills for production of quality Manipuri Ponies.
  • ii. In-situ Pony Production Programme by encouraging the pony breeders by giving incentives for caring of their breeding mares in the state.
  • iii. In-situ Mithun production programme by encouraging the Mithun breeders for domestication of mithun in the hill districts. Whereas Mithun is an economically important livestock for the hills whose meat is offered in various customary ceremonials and auspicious functions of different communities of the hills in Manipur. Mithuns are reared in the forest in semi wild conditions.

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Scheme No. 6 - Feed and Fodder Development.

The objective of the scheme is to produce and supply computed concentrate feeds of different livestock and birds to the farmers for enhancing the availability of livestock feeds in the State.

The State is having a small Feed Mixing Plant for production of computed livestock feed at the tune of 1,500 M.T. annually.

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Scheme No. 7 - Extension, Education & Training

The scheme aims at development of Human Resources for successful implementation of various animal husbandry schemes and promotion of livestock and poultry production in the State.

The Extension, Education and Training are quite indispensable for successful implementation of various schemes of Animal Husbandry. The main features of the scheme are

  • i. To train fresh students for production of qualified privets at Veterinary Field Assistant Training Centre.
  • ii. To demonstrate feasibility of different livestock farming systems as means of self-employment generation at Composite Demonstration Centres.
  • iii. To organize farmers trainings for imparting basic knowledge of scientific and modern livestock farming systems and promote livestock and poultry production in the State.
  • iv. Organization of seminars/ workshops of officers and field staff to redress and resolve the problems facing in the field while implementing various schemes.

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Scheme No. 8 - Direction & Administration including statistical publicity

The scheme aims at strengthening of administrative office including district level and sub-divisional level offices.

The present organizational set up of the Animal Husbandry and Dairying are 1- Directorate Head office, 9 - District level offices, 3 – Sub divisional offices with 2- State level offices for cattle & Buffalo Development and Dairy Development.

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Scheme No. 9 - Assistance to Animal Husbandry Co-operatives

The main objective of the scheme is to give support to the Public sector Enterprises and local bodies and individual BPL farmers to take up schemes for development of livestock production in Manipur.

Many private organizations/ local bodies are coming up to implement various schemes for development of livestock and poultry in Manipur. The State Government also set up one government undertaking body namely Manipur Livestock Development Board and some Autonomous Co-operative bodies like Milk Producers Co-operative Union, Piggery Co-operative Federation and Poultry Co-operative Federation etc. During the last 3(three) years, grant in aid was extended to the Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association, Imphal which is running a Horse Breeding Farm at Lamphelpat for preserving the Manipuri Ponies and save it from the verge of extinction. It is felt necessary to extend further assistance to the above association for continuing the maintenance of their Pony breeding farm. Other private Pony breeders will also be covered.

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Scheme No. 10 - Dairy Development

The main objectives of the scheme is to make available clear, disease free and wholesome milk and milk products to the public consumers in abundance. It also aims to increase milk production of the State by streamlining marketing of milk by the milk producers through organization of co-operative societies and self-help groups.

The Dairy Development is an importation sector not only for creation of facilities to supply clear and wholesome milk and milk products to the public consumers but also to increase the milk production of the State by organizing various self-help groups and co-operative societies. The scheme is having three important components viz.

  • i. Imphal Milk Supply for production of clear milk with setting up of milk processing plant.
  • ii. Rural Dairy Centre- for taping surplus milk from the milk pocket areas by creating Milk Chilling Plants.
  • iii. Rural Dairy Extension to mobilize dairy farming through organization of co-operative societies.

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Scheme No. 11 - Centrally Sponsored Schemes on Vety. & A.H.

1. Assistance to State for Control of Animal Disease (ASCAD)

The ASCAD aims strategic control prevention and eradication of different economically important disese of livestock and poultry birds viz. Black quarter, Hemorrhagic Septicemia and Food & Mouth Disease of Cattle & Buffalo, Swine Fever of Pigs. New Castle Disease, Fowl Pox cholera & Gumboro disease of Poultry etc. The scheme is having the following six components.

  • i. Strategic Immunization of livestock and poultry for protection from the above economically important diseases.
  • ii. Modernization / setting up of Disease Diagnostic Laboratories or diagnosis of animal disease.
  • iii. Training and Seminars of Veterinary Doctors and Paravets and the field staff for more efficiency in implementing the schemes.
  • iv. Surveillance, monitoring and forecasting of diseases, study the existence and outbreak of disease by collecting information / data at district level as well as State level and publication of monthly district and State level bulletins.
  • v. Information and Communication campaign, to give awareness of animal diseases to the farmers. Under the scheme Seminars and Workshops at Block and District level were organized.
  • vi. Control of Emergent / Exotic diseases – to find out whether there is prevalence of any exotic diseases like Avian Influenza by studying on routine collection of sera samples and also to give awareness about such exotic disease to the people.

Under ASCAD, vaccination against aforementioned deadly disease were performed.

2. Professional Efficiency Development for setting up of State Veterinary Council (PED)

The scheme aims to establish and strengthen the State Veterinary Council for regulating services of Veterinary practioners and also to safeguard the ethics of Veterinary profession with the registration of the names of all Veterinary doctors of the State. The Manipur State Veterinary Council was established in the year 1986-97. Since then the Council is functioning very smoothly till today with regular performance of Election and deputation of nominees as per Acts and Rules of Veterinary Council of India.

3. Integrated Sample Survey for estimation of Production of major livestock products (ISS)

The main objective of the scheme is to estimate production of major livestock products such as eggs, milk, meat, wool etc. and its main feature envisage organization of surveys for collection of information /at a relation to the productions of livestock from randomly selected villages. the surveys are conducted seasonally by dividing a year into the following three seasons viz. (i). Summer Season contains four months from March to June, (ii). rainy Season containing four months from July to October and (iii). Winter Season containing four months from December to February. On the basis of information/data collected, estimated seasonal production report of major livestock product eg. eggs, meat, milk etc. of the State is published within one month of completing the survey for each season and finally the Annual production report of the State is published. The scheme supplies very vital statistical data of the State for using in formulation of various development projects.

 

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