National Livestock Mission NABARD

National Livestock Mission NABARD

National Livestock Mission

▶ National Livestock Mission (NLM) launched in the financial year 2014-15 seeks to ensure quantitative and qualitative improvement in livestock production systems and capacity building of all stakeholders.

▶ The scheme is being implemented as a sub-scheme of the White Revolution – Rashtriya Pashudhan Vikas Yojana since April 2019.

Mission Objectives

1. Sustainable growth and development of the livestock sector, including poultry
2. Increasing availability of fodder and feed to substantially reduce the demand–supply gap through measures that include more area coverage under quality fodder seeds, technology promotion, extension, post-harvest management, and processing in consonance with diverse agro-climatic conditions.
3. Accelerating production of quality fodder and fodder seeds through an effective seed production chain (Nucleus – Breeder –Foundation – Certified-Truthfully labeled, etc.) with the 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 programs and stakeholders for sustainable livestock development.
9. Encouraging the formation of groups of farmers and cooperatives/producers’ companies of small and marginal farmers/livestock owners.
10. Promoting innovative pilot projects and mainstreaming successful pilots relating to the livestock sector.
11. Providing infrastructure and linkage for marketing, processing, and value addition, as a 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, and environmental pollution, promoting efforts towards food safety and quality, and supply of quality hides and skins through the timely recovery of carcasses.
14. Encouraging community participation in sustainable practices related to animal husbandry, involvement of the community in breed conservation, and creation of resource maps for the states.

National Livestock Mission is organized into the following four Sub- Missions:

🔰 1. Sub-Mission on Livestock Development – The sub-mission on Livestock Development includes activities to address the concerns for the overall development of livestock species including poultry, other than cattle and buffalo, with a holistic approach. The Risk Management component of the sub–mission will, however, also cover cattle and buffalo along with other major and minor livestock.

🔰 2. Sub-Mission on Pig Development in North-Eastern Region – 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.

🔰 3. 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 the adoption of improved and appropriate technologies best suited to specific agro–climatic regions in both arable and non–arable areas.

🔰 4. Sub-Mission on Skill Development, Technology Transfer, and Extension – 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.

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