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Hope for Better Development



In spite of bottle necks mentioned above, the department is asserting to improve the economic condition of the masses. Up till now, about 30% of Livestock has been converted to improved genetic make-up. The conversion of the rest of Livestock and after that improvement in the genetic makeup will surely improve the economic condition of the rural masses. With increase in population and decrease in land holdings Animal Husbandry and Horticulture are the key areas which will have to shoulder such responsibilities with some special attention and initiation of some centrally sponsored schemes, the department is capable of achieving this objective. Economic impact of genetic improvement of such a large number of cattle and buffalo populations is full of great hopes. It can change the economic status of the rural masses and also improve the health of all.


            The efforts put in by the department are reflected by the availability of milk curd and cheese in the market of the entire major towns of the district at all hours of the day. (About two decades back availability of milk and curd after early morning was rare). The district has become self-sufficient in milk and its products. From being a milk and milk product scarcity, it has become a milk product exporter district. A large and mechanised cheese making plant has been established reflecting the availability of surplus milk.