SECTOR WISE INTERVENTIONS FOR MILK, MEAT AND EGG SECTOR FOR 2014-15.
1. Intensification of Al for increasing the number of crossbred
Artificial insemination will be intensified through involvement of
Govt. run stationary and mobile Al units and door step Al workers.
During 2013-14, the total target of A.I. was 1.70 lakh which will be
same in 2014-15. Institution wise target should be made by Tripura
Livestock Development Agency (TLDA), in consultation with PO. ICDP-II,
District level Dy. Directors and Block Level Asstt. Directors of ARD
for achieving the block wise target.
2. Setting up of Credit linked dairy demonstration unit (2 CB
Cows) @ Rs.1.00 Lakh:
The dairy units will be established under bank linked credit scheme
and beneficiary will avail the back ended subsidy as prescribed
under the scheme sponsored by NABARD. It is planned to induct
900-1000 CB cows every year which will bring about additional
production of 1450 to 1500 MT of milk per year. To ensure targeted
milk production, it is planned to set up more number of such farms
in the state with the participation of interested farmers without
any restriction. It is targeted to set up of 950 such unit during
the financial year 2014-15. Dept. will provide the technical inputs
like free training, medicine, vaccine etc.
A). Applications for financial assistance from progressive farmers
will be sponsored by the respective field veterinarians to the
commercial banks under their jurisdiction through AD (BL)/Dy.Director.
B). Required Cross Breed/ pure Indian dairy breed milch cattle
having 7 to 10 Its milk yield per day will preferably be procured
from outside state sources and Dept. will extend all necessary
3. Supply of Calf Growth Meal @ 1020 kg/calf up to 28 month of
age (@ Rs 34 /-per kg) at 50% support price:
Tripura is deficient in animal food grain production and
malnutrition alone is the major contributing factor for mortality of
calves. To maintain the new born calves up to the age of 28 months
on higher plane of nutrition, concentrate mixture will be supplied
to the farmers at 50% support price as per existing pattern/
modalities of ongoing scheme. It is planned to cover 5000 calves
during 2014-15 with a financial involvement of Rs134.00 Lakh.
4. Fertility camps for improving conception rate:
There are about 2.89 lakh indigenous and 0.54 lakh crossbred (CB)
breedable female cattle available in the state. It is observed that
infertility is a major problem in indigenous population (20%) and in
CB is around (30%). It implies that around 58,000 indigenous and
16,000 CB breedable female cattle are suffering from infertility
problem leading to loss in milk production. Therefore, it has been
decided to undertake fertility Management Camps and. Reproductive
Health camps on a regular basis like previous years. It is planned,
to organize 400 camps with the total financial involvement of Rs.
40.00 lakh during 2014-15 which is available with TLDA for
implementation as per prevailing modalities.
5. Training of private Al Workers & provision of logistic
In order to ensure more coverage of cattle under breed up gradation/
cross breeding programme and to render Artificial Insemination( Al)
service at the door-step of farmers, around 100 private Al
Workers will be trained and provided with logistic support. Fund
will be available during 2014-15 for implementation as per
modalities framed by TLDA under NPCBB.
6. Supply of breeding bulls (Indian dairy breed/cross bred) in
ADC blocks for coverage through natural service:
As the tribals are less interested in A.I. and traditionally they
leave the cattle in forest where cows get pregnant by stray bulls
and subsequently less productive offspring are born, resulting less
production of milk. So 20 breeding bulls will be supplied for
natural service in those areas where A.I. facilities are yet to be
extended. This intervention will be implemented by the TLDA, under
NPCBB fund during 2014-15 with their existing modalities.
7. Mass de-worming programme and supply of mineral mixture:
It is well known that the cows will not become pregnant, if there is
worm load and mineral deficiency. In the state of Tripura the
monsoon is longer for almost six to seven months. During monsoon the
cattle thrive on local grasses and pick up the eggs of worm.
Therefore, if the cows and heifers are given de-worming medicine
twice a year and regular supplementation of mineral mixture, it
would help considerably in increasing the conception rate as well as
milk production. It is proposed to cover all cows & heifers under
de-worming programme for improving conception in cows/heifers. In
total 1, 80,000 cattle will be covered during 2014-15.
This can be accomplished through the network of existing veterinary
institutions in routine manner and health camps by ensuring timely
procurement of the medicine (i.e. requisite quantum of de-wormer
8. Conducting Milk Yield competitions, Calf rally:
To take the advantage of crossbreeding programme, the Dept proposes
to conduct Milk yield competitions and Calf Rally for the crossbred
cows and calves to sensitize the reluctant farmers to adopt modern
and scientific management of cattle. It is proposed to conduct 100
camps/ rally with the involvement of Rs.10.00 lakh during 2014-15 as
per existing implementing modalities.
9. Organization of awareness camps:
To acquaint the farmers about scientific management of female
calves, heifer and cows, Dept. has planned to conduct 1040 awareness
camps in every Panchayet / village to educate the farmers on the
management aspect of calves, heifer and cows. 1040 camps to be
conducted during 2014-15 with the involvement of Rs.10.40 lakh as
per existing modalities.
Setting up of Beneficiary oriented Pig Breeding unit for Patta
Holders under FRA:
Govt. of Tripura has allotted forest land to Patta holders under
Forest Right Act. The allotted are mostly forest land and undulating
terrain where traditional agriculture practice is difficult.
Livestock sector in Tripura plays a pivotal role in providing
employment to rural population. Animal Husbandry therefore 'May be
the best option for the livelihood of forest dwellers. Considering
this, the department of Animal Resources Development has planned to
extend benefit to 1200 nos forest dwellers for generating
sustainable income through supply of one exotic male pig for
breeding purpose to upgrade local deshi pig during 2014-15 with
involvement of fund amounting Rs.66.00 lakh @ Rs 5500.00 per unit
under state plan.
1. Establishment of Block Level Brooder House (BLBH):
35 nos BLBH will be established in the State under MGNREGA and in
addition 5 nos of BLBH will be established in each Block of
Sepahijala and West Tripura District under MGNREGA. Moreover 12 Nos
of BLBH will be set up under RKVY.
2. Massive promotion of backyard poultry including FRA:
In order to augment egg & meat production by masses, supply of birds
to the 5400 BPL families at free of cost will be made as per
existing schematic pattern with special importance to Patta holders.
DIFFERENT FODDER DEVELOPMENT
ACTIVITIES UNDER MGNRGEGA 2014-15