NATIONAL LIVESTOCK MISSION (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Economy)

News-CRUX-10     22nd February 2024        
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Context: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved further modification of National Livestock Mission by including the additional activities.

National Livestock Mission

  • About: Since April 2019, the scheme has been executed as a subsidiary program under the White Revolution - Rashtriya Pashudhan Vikas Yojana.
  • Launch: 2014-15
  • Controlling Ministry: Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying
  • Aim: To boost livestock production and improve its quality across India.
  • Objective

oGeneration of Employment: The expansion of the small ruminant, poultry, piggery, and fodder sectors stimulates job creation.

oEnhancing Animal Productivity: Breed improvement initiatives lead to increased productivity per animal.

oIncrease in Animal Product Output: The growth strategy targets higher yields in meat, eggs, goat milk, wool, and fodder production.

oEnhancing Fodder Availability: Strengthening the fodder seed supply chain reduces dependency and boosts availability.

oEstablishment of fodder processing units bridges the demand-supply gap.

oPromotion of Risk Management: Livestock insurance schemes provide crucial risk management support for farmers.

  • Sub-Missions:  (i) Sub-Mission on Fodder and Feed Development (ii) Sub-Mission on Livestock Development (ii) Sub-Mission on Pig Development in North-Eastern Region (iii) Sub-Mission on Skill Development, Technology Transfer and Extension having 50 activities.