The author is Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying.
The opposition to importing germplasm of Gir cattle from Brazil is misplaced as well as counterproductive.
FSSAI and NDDB should not dismiss valid concerns over addition of micronutrients in food even if the idea is well-intentioned
A focused campaign to promote egg as a vegetarian food is necessary for boosting consumption.
Indian dairies should go in for industrial-scale production of traditional milk products for selling in both domestic and export markets
India’s Rs 30,000 crore-plus shrimp farming exports is a remarkable, not-so-known success story. The challenge is in sustaining it
India is implementing the world’s biggest project of tagging every bovine animal that may yield huge productivity gains.
Animal husbandry was considered a subsidiary activity, which has changed with the Modi government now according it an independent status
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.
The importance of a livestock census was first recognised in 1919, 47 years after human counting was started in 1872.