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.
Glimpse of activities conducted :
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.
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Submission of draft report to government
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. )
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.)
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.
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?”
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.
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