‘Mission Milk’: (Phase I) Launched

‘Mission Milk’: (Phase I) Launched

The first phase with an outlay of Rs. 2242 cr. is part of an ambitious 15-year-long National Dairy Plan with an estimated project cost of Rs. 17,300 crores. The credit support of Rs. 1584 cr, by the International Development Agency of World Bank, the GOI share of Rs....
100% FDI in Animal Husbandry sector

100% FDI in Animal Husbandry sector

The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India has announced 100% Foreign Direct Investment in Animal Husbandry including breeding of dogs under controlled conditions. According to the ‘Consolidated FDI policy- Circular 1 of 2011’ released by...
Responsible farming

Responsible farming

Small holdings naturally bring more wealth to farmers and food security for the masses. At the same time, it can pose threats to the human race as well. The recent incidence of Congo fever (Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever) in Gujarat in January points a finger to the...
India loses ‘Bird Flu Free’ status

India loses ‘Bird Flu Free’ status

A state-wide culling of ducks and chicken has been started in Agartala (Tripura, India). Culling and killing of birds are on the way within a radius of 3 kms from the government owned poultry farm where the bird-flu was reported. Transportation of poultry and poultry...
National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad

National Research Centre on Meat, Hyderabad

We were listening to Dr N Kondiah for more than one hour. The Director of the National Research centre on Meat was so humorous at the same time so conversant while elaborating on the meat industry of India. We, as trainees on the programme ‘WTO and its implications on the agricultural sector’ at Extension Education Institute (Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad) were making an industry visit. Dr Kondiah allowed us to visit the laboratories and we could even taste almost all the recently developed meat delicacies.