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Monday, December 09, 2019

Tarun Shridhar


The author is Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying.

Indigenous livestock breeding: Deja Moo — Bringing the cows home
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

The opposition to importing germplasm of Gir cattle from Brazil is misplaced as well as counterproductive.

Agriculture and nutrition: The way forward in milk fortification
Thu, Oct 24, 2019

FSSAI and NDDB should not dismiss valid concerns over addition of micronutrients in food even if the idea is well-intentioned

Poultry industry: Sunday or Monday, they won’t come home to roost
Thu, Oct 10, 2019

A focused campaign to promote egg as a vegetarian food is necessary for boosting consumption.

Exploring the next Milky Way to growth
Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Indian dairies should go in for industrial-scale production of traditional milk products for selling in both domestic and export markets

Harnessing the fruit of the sea
Thu, Aug 22, 2019

India’s Rs 30,000 crore-plus shrimp farming exports is a remarkable, not-so-known success story. The challenge is in sustaining it

Now, also an Aadhaar card for cattle and buffaloes
Thu, Aug 08, 2019

India is implementing the world’s biggest project of tagging every bovine animal that may yield huge productivity gains.

Livestock sector: A new ministry promises a new beginning
Thu, Jul 25, 2019

Animal husbandry was considered a subsidiary activity, which has changed with the Modi government now according it an independent status

Explained: Why healthy animals mean healthy humans, and how to meet that goal
Mon, Jun 17, 2019

As human populations expand, it results in greater contact with domestic and wild animals, providing more opportunities for diseases to pass from one to the other.

Explained: Why it is important to count India’s chickens (and cows)
Tue, Apr 02, 2019

The importance of a livestock census was first recognised in 1919, 47 years after human counting was started in 1872.