Mandate of promoting sheep and goat development
Areas of interest
Genetic up-gradation of livestock
Health Care & Extension
Vertical improvement of flocks
(Improvement in traits is achieved by way of introduction of Elite rams/bucks into flocks –1700 Govt. Breeding Rams currently in field )
Source of Elite Rams and bucks
a) Departmental farms.
b) Local gene pool
Health Cover and Extension
446 Sheep Extension Centres
39 First Aid Centres
(1. Established at HLPs, 2. Established along migratory routes)
Employment Generation & Expansion of Livestock
Assistance to interested persons in establishing sheep & goat units under central and UT sector schemes.
Around 2200 sheep and goat units have been established during last 10 years under RKVY, MSF, TSP etc.
Direct employment to 2200 persons.
Provisions to progressive breeders/farmers:-
High quality fodder seeds
Fodder Production (hay) in Departmental Farms
|8810 Qntls||6087 Qntls||6141 Qntls||6952 Qntls||7400 Qntls|
|Types of Assets||Total|
|Sheep Breeding Farms||8|
|Sheep Extension Centres||446|
|First Aid Centres||39|