Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund of Rs. 15,000 crore to be set up
Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund of Rs. 15,000 crore to be set up

Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund of Rs. 15,000 crore to be set up

  • Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the Centre will set up an animal husbandry infrastructure development fund of Rs 15,000 crore.
  • Many areas in the country with high milk production have great potential for private investment in the dairy sector, and the government will also support private investment in dairy processing, value addition and cattle feed infrastructure.
  • The government will also give incentives for establishing plants for export of niche products.
  • The government has also launched a National Animal Disease Control Programme for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis with a total outlay of Rs 13,343 crore.
  • It would ensure 100 per cent vaccination of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat and pig population in India, a total of 53 crore animals for vaccination against FMD and brucellosis.
  • Till date, 1.5 crore cows and buffaloes have been tagged and vaccinated.

About NADCP-

  • National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP), to control and eradicate the Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis amongst the livestock in the country, at Mathura.

Key Highlights

  • National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP)
    • The following are the aims of NADCP programme:
      • To vaccinate over 600 million cattle in the country in an effort to mitigate the two diseases namely, the Foot & Mouth Disease, & brucellosis.
      • The programme also aims at vaccinating 36 million female bovine calves annually in its fight against the brucellosis disease.
      • To control the livestock diseases by 2025, and eradicate them by 2030.
      • The livestock that will be covered under the programme includes cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, and pigs against the FMD.
    • The project will be fully funded by the Central Government.

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