Preparation of Departmental Vision cum Roadmap for Development of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sector in the State of Assam, India

In recent years, the Government of India has renewed its XI plan focus of decentralized planning in Agriculture and each state has been entrusted with the huge responsibility of utilizing the earmarked funds through various planned investments (in project mode) as per its own plan and priorities. The government is also restructuring and rationalizing centrally sponsored schemes. Outcome budgeting concepts at the state level linked to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) have been introduced. Having a vision document and work plan based on local priorities with SDG action plan is imperative for line departments within agriculture and allied sectors to augment and ensure appropriate use of resources.

Veterinary services with the mandate of promoting animal health care, animal welfare, public health and livestock production, play the crucial role of protection of health, improvement in nutrition and economic well-being of citizens.

With the above background, the Government of Assam have commissioned Vet Helpline India Pvt Ltd to facilitate a participatory endeavor to review the present status (Where are we now?) and prepare a vision of the animal husbandry and veterinary sector in Assam (Where we want to be in the future?), essentially highlighting the ways or a roadmap (How do we get there?) for the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Government of Assam in achieving the vision.

Download presentation highlighting the journey of the project ( As on March 2019 )






Glimpse of activities conducted :

Regional Consultative workshop, Kokrajhar, 4th Nov 2017

Regional Consultative workshop, Bongaigoan, 9th Nov 2017

Regional Consultative workshop, Tezpur, 23rd Nov 2017

Regional Consultative workshop at Jorhat, 24th Nov 2017

Regional Consultative workshop at Nagoan, 27th Nov 2017

Regional Consultative workshop at Halflong, 28th Nov 2017

Regional consultative workshop, Silchar 1st December 2017

Regional Consultative workshop, Guwahati, 19th Jan 2018

Glimpse of village immersion: Lahon Village and Darbar Chapori (Majuli) Dillai Kolia Pahar (Karbi Anglong)

Glimpse of farm visit

Glimpse of state level seminar at Guwahati, 20th Jan 2018

Glimpse of workshop with senior officials of A H and Veterinary Department, Govt. of Assam, 20th Jan 2018

Whats App Group discussion:

To promote sharing of views and ideas, an expert moderated Whats App group was created which could attained a membership of 176. The discussions conducted through Whats App group were documented and analyzed for critical learning. The snapshot of Whats App group discussion was published separately and shared with the group at periodic interval to encourage new participants to take part in discussion.

Download report containing snapshots of discussions:





Submission of draft report to government


Presentation by Vet Helpline India Pvt Ltd during NLM sponsored state level conference for rejuvenation of government livestock, fodder farms and training facilities. 3rd August 2018

Download presentation : RejuvinationofFarmsandTrainingFacility_PPT_3rdAug18

( The above presentation introduces audiences about the road-map development initiative of A. H and Veterinary Department, Govt.of Assam and highlights the recommendation of a draft road-map document in the context of rejuvenation of government livestock / poultry farms and training related institutions. )

Presentation by Vet Helpline India Pvt Ltd during Seminar cum Bi-Annual Conference of the Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Department, Assam held on 28th August 2018

Download Presentation: PPT_VHI_BiannualConference_AHVetyAssam_28082018

( The above presentation titled “Proposed Vision, Mission, guiding principles and models of Veterinary Service Delivery” introduces audiences to the output and likely way forward of road-map development initiative of Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Government of Assam initiated as per annual plan of 2016-17. It highlights the proposed vision, mission of the department and elaborates on identified key issues in service delivery.  As a solution the presentation discusses on 5 ‘A’ and 7 ‘I’ guiding principles and highlight the models of veterinary service delivery as proposed in the draft road-map report.)

Presentation by Vet Helpline India Pvt Ltd during a sectoral development related review meeting on livestock sector at SITA, Assam on 7th Sept 2018

Download presentation: PPT_SITA_VetRoadMap_7thSept2018

Prepared for a review meeting on sectoral development, the above presentation introduces senior officials of State Innovation and Transformation Aayog (SITA) – a policy think-tank of Government of Assam, to a proposed 7-point approach suggested to augment livestock production in Assam. The presentation was also accompanied by a poster show of stakeholder opinions collected by the Vet Road-map team from across the State.

Chief Minister of Assam reviewing Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sector, 27th Sept 2018.

Representative of Vet Helpline India Pvt Ltd had the opportunity to attend the above review meeting. Earlier to the meeting the project shared with government its views titled ” What should we do differently?”


8th October’2018

Vet Road-map team leader made a presentation before Assam Milk Meat and Egg Mission Society (AMMEMS) officials on the topic “Baseline data collection and development of an indicator based real time monitoring system for A H and Veterinary Sector in Assam involving master livestock farmers


9th October 2018

Vet Road-map team leader made a presentation titled “The imperative to ensure better price realization by dairy farmers in Assam during the state level seminar ” Sustainable Development Goals of Dairy Development, Assam & its role in doubling the income of Dairy farmers of Assam “ organized under the aegis of Dairy Development Department with support from ALDA, NLM etc.


3rd December 2018

Formal submission of final vet roadmap report to Director, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Government of Assam.

27th December 2018

Participation in stakeholder workshop for revision on Assam State Action Plan for Climate Change.

Representative of Vet Roadmap team attending the group activity session for revision of Assam State Action Plan for Climate Change. 

The stakeholder workshop was organized by the Department of Environment & Forest in collaboration with ACT – CCIP (Action on Climate Today (ACT) -Climate Change Innovation Programme). It was aimed at revising the existing sector-wise strategies of the Assam State Action Plan for Climate Change 2015-2020 (ASAPCC) so as to align them with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) agreed as per the Paris Agreement.

Click Here to download the excerpts of Vet Roadmap report shared during the above stakeholder workshop.

5th Jan 2019

Dr M Islam Barbaruah, Team Leader, receiving felicitation during the national technical seminar tiled “Reorienting para-veterinary services” held on the occasion of the 27th Biennial Conference of All Assam Veterinary Field Assistant Association, 5th Jan 2019

Download excerpts of references related to para -veterinary services in Assam Vet Roadmap.

Download presentation on re-orienting para-veterinary services.

11th April 2019:

Dr M I Barbaruah, Director, Vet Helpline India Pvt Ltd  attended the 13th Governing Body meeting of Assam Livestock Development Agency ( ALDA ) as special invitee.

Download submission of Vet Roadmap Project to ALDA






Posters related to synthesis of stakeholders opinion (SSO):

Factors Affecting Delivery of Veterinary Services in Assam

Factors Affecting Livestock Farmers’ Success in Assam

Gap Related to Veterinary Services in Assam

On Departmental Infrastructures 

On Law and Enforcement of same.

On Livestock Product Marketing 

On Manpower 

Panchayat ( Local self government ) and Private Infrastructures 

On Plans and Programs

Team Members:

Professor ( Dr) Abdul Samad

Samir Baruah

Dr Miftahul Islam Barbaruah

Dr Bhagat Lal Dutta

Dr Manisha Dinesh Bhosale

Dr Kabya Jyoti Bora

Dr Deepak Goswami






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