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.
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