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20th Livestock Census

20th Livestock Census Before reading the Livestock Census of India, Aspire IAS highly recommends you to read the topic of Livestock Sector of India so that you get an idea of the topic of UPSC GS Paper III Economics of Animal Rearing and Animal Husbandry in India which comes under Allied Agricultural Activities. Who conducts the Livestock Census? The Livestock Census has been conducted in the country periodically from 1919-20. Since then it has been conducted once every 5 years.

Role of animal husbandry in economic revival

Role of animal husbandry in economic revival Introduction The farm laws have fixed the spotlight on infrastructure investments necessary to boost productivity levels and fill critical gaps in production. If such investments are undertaken in a timely manner, pressure will be reduced across the farm sector with immense knock-on benefits for the entire economy. Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund in economic revival Employability: As an allied industry of agricu

Center to certify Shrimp farms

Centre to certify Shrimp farms Frozen shrimp is India’s largest exported seafood item. It constituted 50.58% in quantity and 73.2% in terms of total U.S. dollar earnings from the sector during 2019-20. Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are the major shrimp-producing States, and around 95% of the cultured shrimp produce is exported. To bolster confidence in India’s frozen shrimp produce, the country’s biggest seafood export item, the Centr


e-SANTA The term e-SANTA was coined for the web portal, meaning Electronic Solution for Augmenting NaCSA farmers' Trade in Aquaculture. e-SANTA is an electronic marketplace providing a platform to connect aqua farmers and the buyers. It will enable the farmers to get a better price and the exporters to directly purchase quality products from the farmers enhancing traceability, a key factor in international trade. National Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (NaCSA) is an extensi

Schemes for Fisheries sector in India

Schemes for Fisheries sector in India Need for safeguarding the Aquatic ecosystem? The sustainability and conservation of our aquatic ecosystem which constitutes of various freshwater habitats, with oceans and seas covering more than 70 per cent of the Earth, has gained a lot of attention in recent times at national and international forums.  It also underpins key economic sectors, such as fisheries and tourism. However, today these habitats are constantly facing huge threats fr

Horticulture sector: Critical Analysis

Horticulture sector: Critical Analysis The mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) L.H. Bailey is considered the Father of American Horticulture and M.H. Marigowda is considered the Father of Indian Horticulture. It is a part of Green Revolution – Krishonnati Yojana which is Umbrella Scheme in agriculture sector since 2016-17 by clubbing 11 schemes. Centrally Sponsored Scheme. 85:15 in all States except Northeast and Himalay

Strengthening domestic Agarbatti industry

Strengthening domestic Agarbatti industry National Bamboo Mission has launched an MIS (Management Information Systems) based reporting platform for agarbatti stick production to collate the locations of stick making units, availability of raw material, functioning of the units, production capacity, marketing, etc. With the help of this module, the linkages with the industry will be synergised better to enable seamlessly procurement from production units and information gaps can be plugg

Matsya Setu App and Fisheries sector

Matsya Setu App and Fisheries sector The app was developed by the ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA), Bhubaneswar, with the funding support of the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad. The online course app aims to disseminate the latest freshwater aquaculture technologies to the aqua farmers of the country. Matsya Setu app has species-wise/ subject-wise self-learning online course modules, where renowned aquaculture experts explain the basi

Government launches “Madhukranti portal” and “Honey Corners” of NAFED

Government launches “Madhukranti portal” and “Honey Corners” of NAFED Union Agriculture Minister has launched the “MadhuKranti portal” and “Honey Corners” of NAFED. MadhuKranti portal: It is an initiative of the National Bee Board under the National Beekeeping and Honey Mission. It is developed for online registration to achieve a traceability source of Honey and other beehive products on a digital platform. The portal wil

IndiGau: India’s first Cattle Genomic Chip

IndiGau: India’s first Cattle Genomic Chip The data on the Cattle and Livestock Sector of India can be accessed through the 20th Livestock Census released in 2019. Recently, the Government of India released “IndiGau’, India’s first Cattle Genomic Chip for the conservation of pure varieties of indigenous cattle breeds like, Gir, Kankrej, Sahiwal, Ongole etc. This indigenous chip was developed by the concerted efforts of scientists of National Institute

Special Livestock Sector Package

Special Livestock Sector Package Why in news? The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the implementation of a special livestock sector package. Click here to read about Livestock sector. About the Package It aims to boost growth in the livestock sector and thereby making animal husbandry more remunerative to 10 crore farmers engaged in Animal Husbandry Sector. The Central government will spend Rs. 9,800 crores on livestock development over th

National Livestock Mission (NLM)

National Livestock Mission (NLM) About National Livestock Mission (NLM) The National Livestock Mission (NLM) scheme is being implemented in the country since 2014. The scheme has been realigned during 2021-22. The salient features of realigned National Livestock Mission (NLM) scheme are employment generation, entrepreneurship development, increase in per animal productivity and thus targeting increased production of meat, goat milk, egg and wool. The objectives of the National

Indian Black Honeybee

Indian Black Honeybee A new endemic honeybee species has been discovered in the Western Ghats. Regarding species: Apis karinjodian is the scientific name for the new species, which is also known as the Indian black honeybee. After more than 200 years, it was spotted from the Western Ghats. Fabricius described Apis indica as the last honeybee from India in 1798. Despite the fact that Fabricius named the Indian bee Apis indica, it was not considered a valid species until rece

National Bamboo Mission

National Bamboo Mission The National Bamboo Mission (NBM) has recently been reorganized, and the Ministry of Agriculture has formed an Advisory Group to streamline the development of the bamboo sector. About The National Bamboo Mission: The National Bamboo Mission (NBM), which has been reorganised, was introduced in 2018–19 as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS). NBM primarily focuses on the development of the entire value chain of the bamboo industry to connect prod


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