Animal Husbandry and
The Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Department
plays a major role in providing veterinary health care and improving the
genetic production potentialities of livestock and poultry reared in the State.
It also aims to develop the fisheries sector within the State.
The main activities of the Department are:
Utilize Artificial Insemination to improve the production
potential of cattle
Provide preventive and curative health care to livestock by
keeping a check on disease outbreaks, rendering preventive vaccinations,
deworming and treatment of ailing animals
Augment fodder production to meet the nutritional requirements
Provide relief measures to livestock during natural calamities
Build awareness among farmers on profitable livestock
Coordinate with the Health Department in controlling Diseases
of Zoonotic importance
Organise co-operatives of milk producers at village and
Develop infrastructure for processing of milk and manufacture
of dairy products
Help in the marketing of milk and milk products.
Increase fish seed production and stocking
Use satellite data to forecast movement of fish shoals
Issue licenses to fisherman for fishing in inland waters
licenses to marine fishing crafts, and so on