Tarun Shridhar

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

Articles By Tarun Shridhar

Exploring the next Milky Way to growth

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

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

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

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

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)

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