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Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund 

Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund  Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its nod to set up an Rs.15,000 crore Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund. The fund had been proposed as part of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat. Eligible beneficiaries under the scheme include the following with a minimum 10% margin money contribution by them, Farmer producer organisations, MSMEs, Section 8 companies, Private companies and Individual entrepreneurs The


LUMPY SKIN DISEASE More than 1,500 animals, mainly cows, and buffaloes have died in Gujarat due to the infectious lumpy skin disease, and it has also been spread to 14 districts of the State.   About lumpy skin disease Lumpy skin disease is a viral disease that mainly affects cattle. It is transmitted by blood-feeding insects, such as certain species of flies and mosquitoes, or ticks. The virus is one of the three closely related species within the genus capripoxvir


AFRICAN SWINE FEVER The disease has been confirmed on a private pig farm at Kanichar grama panchayat in Kannur. This was first reported in November 2019 from the area of China bordering Arunachal Pradesh. About     African swine fever is a highly contagious and fatal animal disease that infects and leads to an acute form of hemorrhagic fever in domestic and wild pigs. Other symptoms of the disease include high fever, depression, anorexia, loss of ap

World Dairy Summit 2022 and India’s Dairy Sector

World Dairy Summit 2022 and India’s Dairy Sector Recently, Prime Minister inaugurated the International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS) 2022 at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida. Image Source - Krishi Jagran International Dairy Federation is the leading source of scientific and technical expertise for all stakeholders of the dairy chain. Since 1903, IDF's network of dairy experts has provided a mechanism for the dairy sector to reach a global con

Food-Animal Farming and Antimicrobial Resistance

Food-Animal Farming and Antimicrobial Resistance Animal health issues in factory farming have a severe impact on food safety, the environment, and the climate, which can result in antibiotic resistance (AMR). Farming of pigs, cows, and birds in close quarters is known as factory farming or intensive food-animal farming. These are industrial settings where numerous animals are raised in enormous numbers, primarily indoors, in circumstances designed to maximize output at the lowest poss

Livestock Sector in India

Livestock Sector in India The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) recently completed the Ceremony for the Distribution of Animal Breed Registration Certificates. To ensure the success of the agriculture and animal husbandry industries, the Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister emphasised the necessity of identifying the numerous indigenous livestock breeds present in India. About the livestock sector: Selective breeding and keeping livestock are considered

Mad Cow Disease

Mad Cow Disease After a case of Mad Cow Disease was identified in the northern state of Para, Brazil has stopped exporting beef to China. Mad Cow Disease: What Is It? Commonly known as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), this lethal virus affects the adult cattle's central nervous system and is degenerative, contagious, slowly progressing, and fatal. Causes: A prion protein, which is typically located on cell surfaces, is what causes BSE when it transfo


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