Contribution to Economy
|Mutton||112 (Lac kgs)||Rs. 500 Crore||Rs. 450 per kg|
|Wool||32 (Lac kgs)||Rs. 32 Crore||Rs. 100 per kg|
Total: Rs. 532 Crore
Demand and Supply (2019-20)
|Product||Local Demand||Local Produce||Imports|
|Mutton||310 lac kgs||112 lac kgs||208 lac kgs|
|Wool||Nil||32.74 lac kgs||Nil|
|FLIGHT OF CAPITAL: Rs 800-900 crores per year. (Mutton supply from neighboring states)|
Huge local demand for
mutton and wide gap between demand and supply
Focus is on increasing the mutton production and sustaining the gains (fineness etc) already achieved in wool.
Emphasis on growth and weight gain characteristics for obtaining a progeny with traits of more and quick growth.
Accelerated Breed Improvement
In order to boost the ongoing breed improvement programme and to negate the ill effects of inbreeding, which have crept-in for last several, the department has just imported 420 sheep of Merino breed from Australlia. These shall be bred in departmental farms and their progeny supplied to field for dessemination of high quality germplasm with ultimate aim of significantly increasing the mutton and wool production.
New Technological Interventions
Introduction of Assisted reproductive techniques in Sheep & Goats.
Introduction of Embryo Transfer /Artificial Insemination techniques to enhance reproductive rates and productivity is in pipeline.
Sufficient trained manpower has been developed in such techniques.
Civil works for ETT and AI laboratory have been completed. Only pendency is strengthening of laboratory in terms of equipments.
The techniques are
expected to be introduced shortly.
Project for increasing twin/triplet births through introgression of Fec-B gene, has been underway at Sheep Farm Goabal for last several years.
Department is now propagating Fec B gene in field, through supply of Fec B Rams, for better returns to farmers in terms of twin/triplet births.
For ensuring better delivery of services to farmers and timely health care to livestock, the department constructed 42 structures like centres, dispensaries, hospitals & laboratories during last ten years. Additional 9 such structures are under construction.
PROPOSED TARGETS OVER THE NEXT 7 YEARS