NATIONAL LIVESTOCK MISSION
O.T.I. BUILDING, LIVESTOCK CAMPUS, A. H. & VETERINARY DEPARTMENT, ASSAM
1. Sustainable growth and development of livestock sector, including poultry.
2. Increasing availability of fodder and feed to substantially reduce the demand – supply gap through measures which include more area coverage under quality fodder seeds, technology promotion, extension, post-harvest management and processing in consonance with diverse agro-climatic condition.
3. Accelerating production of quality fodder and fodder seeds through effective seed production chain (Nucleus-Breeder-Foundation-Certified- Truthfully labelled, etc.) with active involvement of farmers and in collaboration with the dairy / farmers cooperatives, seed corporations, and private sector enterprises.
4. Establishing convergence and synergy among ongoing Plan programmes and stakeholders for sustainable livestock development.
5. Promoting applied research in prioritized areas of concern in animal nutrition and livestock production.
6. Capacity building of state functionaries and livestock owners through strengthened extension machinery to provide quality extension service to farmers.
7. Promoting skill based training and dissemination of technologies for reducing cost of production, and improving production of livestock sector
8. Promoting initiatives for conservation and genetic upgradation of indigenous breeds of livestock (except bovines which are being covered under another scheme of the Ministry) in collaboration with farmers / farmers‟ groups / cooperatives, etc.
9. Encouraging formation of groups of farmers and cooperatives / producers‟ companies of small and marginal farmers / livestock owners.
10. Promoting innovative pilot projects and mainstreaming of successful pilots relating to livestock sector.
11. Providing infrastructure and linkage for marketing, processing and value addition, as forward linkage for the farmer‟s enterprises.
12. Promoting risk management measures including livestock insurance for farmers.
13. Promoting activities to control and prevent animal diseases, environmental pollution, promoting efforts towards food safety and quality, and supply of quality hides and skins through timely recovery of carcasses.
14. Encouraging community participation on sustainable practices related to animal husbandry, involvement of community in breed conservation and creation of resource map for the states.
The Mission is designed to cover all the activities required to ensure quantitative and qualitative improvement in livestock production systems and capacity building of all stakeholder. The Mission will cover everything germane to improvement of livestock productivity and support projects and initiatives required for that purpose subject to condition that such initiatives which cannot be funded under other Centrally Sponsored Schemes under the Department.
The mission is organised into the following four Sub-Missions:
Sub-Mission on Livestock Development:The sub-mission on Livestock Development includes activities to address the concerns for overall development of livestock species including poultry, other than cattle and buffalo, with a holistic approach. Risk Management component of the sub-mission will, however, also cover cattle and buffalo along with other major and minor livestock.
Sub-Mission on Pig Development in North-Eastern Region:There has been persistent demand from the North Eastern States seeking support for all round development of pigs in the region. Therefore, pig development in the North Eastern Region is being taken up as a sub- mission of NLM. The sub-mission will strive to forge synergies of research and development organizations through appropriate interventions, as may be required for holistic development of pigs in the North Eastern Region including genetic improvement, health cover and post harvest operations.
Sub-Mission on Feed and Fodder Development: The Sub-Mission is designed to address the problems of scarcity of animal feed and fodder resources, 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 will especially focus on increasing both production and productivity of fodder and feed through adoption of improved and appropriate technologies best suited to specific agro-climatic region in both arable and non-arable areas.
Sub-Mission on Skill Development, Technology Transfer and Extension:The extension machinery at field level for livestock activities is not adequately strengthened. As a result, farmers are not able to adopt the technologies developed by research institutions. The adoption of new technologies and practices requires linkages between stakeholders. The sub-mission will provide a platform to develop, adopt or adapt the technologies including frontline field demonstrations in collaboration with farmers, researchers and extension workers, etc. wherever it is not possible to achieve this through existing arrangements.
JOURNEY OF NLM ASSAM:
1. The National Livestock Mission (NLM) was launched in the year 2014-15 in the State.
2. The State Level Executive Committee (SLEC) was constituted by Govt. vide notification no. VFV.216/2014/17 dated 4th August, 2014 with Chief Secretary, Govt. of Assam as Chairman and Principal Secretary/Commissioner & Secretary to Govt. of Assam, A.H. & Veterinary Department as Member Secretary and Mission Directorand The State Level Sanctioning & Monitoring Committee (SLSMC) notified by Govt. vide notification no. VFV.216/2012/209-A dated 14th July, 2017 with Commissioner & Secretary to Govt. of Assam, A.H. & Veterinary Department as Chairman and DGM/AGM, NABARD, Regional Office as Member Secretary.
3. Savings Bank Account for NLM, under Public Financial Management System (PFMS) created on 14.10.2016.
4. Sanction for Rs 452.194 lakh (Central share/ Revalidation) issued vide Govt. letter no. FV.216/2014/ Pt IV/204 dtd. 26.12.2016 and transferred to State level PFMS account on 18.03.2017.
5. Revalidation sanction for Rs 68.24 lakh and Rs 50.00 lakh (State share) issued vide Govt. letter no. FV.216/2014/ Pt III/190 dtd. 28.02.2017 & FV.216/2014/ Pt III/231 dtd. 17.03.2017 and transferred to State level PFMS account on 07.04.2017.
STATUS OF ACTIVITIES UNDER NLM, ASSAM
1. SUB-MISSION ON LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT:
Component: Risk Management (Livestock Insurance)
The Risk Management Component under NLM targeted a total of 91000 nos. animals of various species –cattle & buffalo, sheep & goat, pigs, horse & ponies excluding poultry. The scheme covered 27 districts in the State. The total targeted beneficiaries are 18200 nos. out of which 36% is reserved for BPL, SC and ST categories and the rest 64% is for APL category. Further, benefit of the subsidy to be availed by the beneficiaries under the 2(two) categories of APL (40% of total animals targeted for insurance) and BPL/SC /ST (60% of the total animals targeted for insurance) are 60% and 80% respectively of the total premium amount. The total financial involvement for the scheme is Rs 281.63 lakh (Rs 200.00 lakh as central share and Rs 81.63 lakh as State share) with a part involvement from beneficiary level. The physical and financial status of risk management (livestock insurance) is as shown in Table-1 & 2.
2. SUB-MISSION ON PIG DEVELOPMENT IN NER:
Component: Strengthening of State Pig Breeding Farms (Base Pig Breeding farms and Multiplication Pig Breeding Farms)
A total of 14 nos. of Pig Breeding farms under Department were strengthened which includes 1 no. of Base Pig Breeding farm and 13 nos. of Multiplication Pig Breeding farms. The financial involvement for the scheme was Rs 231.06 lakh (Rs 207.954 Lakh as CS and Rs 23.106 lakh as SS). The target includes renovation and repairing of 5 nos. of pig breeding farms (1 no. base pig breeding farm and 4 nos. Multiplication pig breeding farms) and operational cost support to 14 nos. pig breeding farms. Out of the targeted 434 nos. animals (pigs) for supply to the above pig farms, 353 nos. are already facilitated under NLM with another 81 nos. pigs proposed for supply to 3 nos. pig farms already provided with 50% of the allocated stock. The physical and financial status of pig development activities under NLM is shown below
3. SUB-MISSION ON SKILL DEVELOPMENT, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND EXTENSION:
Component(s): (1). IEC Support for Livestock Extension, and (II) Training
The Skill development,Technology transfer and Extension component under NLM covered IEC materials which includes installation of hoardings, printing of leaflets and booklets, production and telecast/broadcast of audio-visual creatives (quickies for television and spot for radio). Further, under traing component, farmers training were conducted in 20 nos. districts on scientific piggery and goatery farming with exposure visits to institutes like ICAR-National Research centre (NRC) on Pig, Goat Research Station , Burnihat under AAU etc.The total financial involvement for the scheme is Rs57.744 lakh (Rs44.24 lakh as central share and Rs13.504 lakh as State share).The physical and financial status of activities of Skill development, Technology transfer and Extension under NLM in Table 5 & 6.
Table-9: Number of Persons Assisted for Self-Employment under Entrepreneurship Development and Employment Generation (Edeg) Scheme Of National Livestock Mission:
Name of the Scheme
Financial achievement made during (Rs. Lac)
Entrepreneurship Development and Employment Generation (EDEG) scheme under NLM
Whom to Contact
Dr. Arun Sharma
Officers Training Institute
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