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Government Of Assam Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Directorate of AH & Veterinary

National Lifestock Mission

  • National Livestock Mission (NLM) is launched by Government of India in the year 2014-15 with a goal to achieve a minimum of 5-6% annual sustainable and continuous growth in livestock sector. NLM is launched with four main submissions:
    1. Livestock Development
               i. Risk management and Insurance
              ii. Poultry Development through modernization of breeding infrastructure for supply of quality poultry chicks to farmers, strengthening infrastructure of state and  university farms, intervention towards productivity enhancement, rural backyard poultry development
             iii. Small ruminant (Sheep and Goat) development
    2. Pig Development in North Eastern Region
    3. Fodder and Feed Development
    4. Skill Development, Technology Transfer and Extension
             “Entrepreneurship Development and Employment Generation (EDGE)” is also being implemented and NABARD is entrusted to channelize the funds to encourage entrepreneurship development through establishment of poultry, piggery, sheep/goat rearing/ breeding units.
              The National Livestock Mission (NLM) was also launched in Assam in 2014-15 with the constitution of the State Level Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (SLMC), with the Chief Secretary, Govt. of Assam as Chairperson and Principal Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, AH & Veterinary Department as Member Secretary and Mission Director. District Livestock Mission Committees (DLMCs) were also constituted with the Deputy Commissioners as Chairmans and district-level veterinary officers of respective districts as Member Secretaries.

    NLM has been formulated by subsuming and modifying of Seven Centrally Sponsored Schemes and Seven Central Schemes under Mission Module.

    The Centrally Sponsored Schemes are:

    • Central Fodder Development Organisation
    • Central Sheep Breeding Farm
    • Central Poultry Development Organisation
    • Integrated Development of Small Ruminants and Rabbits
    • Piggery Development
    • Poultry Venture Capital Fund
    • Salvaging and Rearing of Male Buffalo Calves

    The Central Schemes are:

    • Centrally Sponsored Fodder and Feed Development Scheme
    • Conservation of Threatened Breeds of Livestock
    • Poultry Development
    • Utilisation of Fallen Animals
    • Livestock Insurance
    • Establishment of Rural Slaughterhouses, including mobile slaughter plants
    • Modernisation of Rural Slaughterhouses

    Whom to contact

    Dr. Arun Sharma
    Nodal Officer
    Officers Training Institute
    GS Road, Khanapara 22
    Phone No.: 9435116593