Yearly Archives: 2013

Traditional Meat Products of North Eastern Region of India

Traditional meat products ready for roasting in banana leaves

( By Dr.M.Hazarika, Professor, Department of Livestock Product Technology, Assam Agricultural University) The people of North East India (NER) have strong preference for foods of animal origin. (Please refer  Percapita_Meat_Consumption_NER and Av_Expenditure_perperson_on_Meat ) The ethnic and tribal groups are confined to their traditional

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Importance of livestock market or value chain study for control of Transboundary Animal Diseases in India

A poultry value chain player from West Bengal

Dr Miftahul Islam Barbaruah Transboundary animal diseases (TAD), significance of which often transcends national boundaries can be a cause of national emergencies. Research indicates that 75 percent of infectious agents known to be emerging in human populations are deemed zoonotic.

Posted in Disease Control strategies

Vet Helpline India team attends FAO workshop at Kathmandu, Nepal

A two member team of Vet Helpline India was invited by FAO’s Regional Support Unit for Highly Pathogenic and Emerging Diseases (HPED) for SAARC countries  to attend a workshop on cross-border and in-country livestock value chains for control of transboundary

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The 6 ‘I’ Agricultural development framework vis-à-vis salient points of proposed National Livestock Policy-2012, GoI

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Dr. Miftahul Islam Barbaruah The framing of National Livestock policy has been under consideration of the Government of India since 1993 with the constitution of a High Powered Group under the Chairmanship of Dr. S.Z. Quasim, the then Member, Planning Commission.  

Posted in Livestock Policy, Planning and Projects

Report of Planning commission, GOI working group on Animal Husbandry & Dairying (2012-2017)

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 Executive Summary and Major Recommendations: India’s livestock sector is one of the largest in the world. It has 56.7% of world’s buffaloes, 12.5% cattle, 20.4% small ruminants, 2.4% camel, 1.4% equine, 1.5% pigs and 3.1% poultry. In 2010-11, livestock generated

Posted in Livestock Policy, Planning and Projects