Animal Husbandry, Dairy & Fisheries Sector – Pashudhan Sanjivani, E- Pashudhan Haat, etc

[pib] National Digital Livestock Mission


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: National Digital Livestock Mission

Mains level: Not Much

The Union Minister of State Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying unveiled the National Digital Livestock Mission Blueprint.

National Digital Livestock Mission

  • The NDLM would be a digital platform developed by Dept. of Dairy and Animal Husbandry on the foundation of the existing Information Network for Animal Productivity and Health (INAPH).
  • It aims to create a farmer-centric, technology-enabled ecosystem where the farmers are able to realize better income through livestock activities with the right information.
  • The bedrock of NDLM will be the unique identification of all livestock, which will be the foundation for all the state and national level programmes including domestic and international trade.
  • The farmers will be able to effortlessly access the markets, irrespective of their location or holdings through this digital platform as a wide-range of stake-holders will be connected in this ecosystem.
  • This system will also include robust animal breeding systems, nutrition, disease surveillance, disease control programmes and a traceability mechanism for animals and animal products.

Why need such mission?

  • The livestock sector has a unique combination of being the backbone of rural livelihood.
  • The growth would have been a lot better if there were concerted efforts to harmonise programmes across the country in order to create an ecosystem that is conducive for growth of the sector.
  • This has been the main idea behind the deployment of NDLM, keeping the welfare of the farmer at the core.

Back2Basics: National Livestock Mission

  • National Livestock Mission is an initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.
  • The mission, which commenced from 2014-15, has the objective of sustainable development of the livestock sector.
  • NABARD is the subsidy channelising agency for following schemes, under Entrepreneurship Development & Employment Generation (EDEG) component of National Livestock Mission.
  1. Poultry Venture Capital Fund (PVCF)
  2. Integrated Development of Small Ruminants and Rabbit (IDSRR)
  3. Pig Development (PD)
  4. Salvaging and Rearing of Male Buffalo Calves (SRMBC)
  5. Effective Animal Waste Management
  6. Construction of Storage Facility for Feed and Fodder


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