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INSTITUTIONAL SETUP AND SERVICE DELIVERY

The onus of providing animal health services in Uttarakhand both prophylactic and therapeutic; farm advisory services; extension and communication; technical backstopping; animal breeding services; and all other inputs related to the livestock sector lie with the Department of Animal Husbandry. This it carries out through its vast institutional setup consisting of Veterinary hospitals, dispensaries, AI centres, Livestock production farms; Training centres and other production support institutions etc.

The state has several institutions spread over the entire; a detailed list of the same is presented below:

S. No.

INSTITUTION

Number

1

Veterinary Hospitals

325

2

‘D’  Class Dispensaries

10

3

Veterinary Dispensaries

775

4

A. I. Centers (Deptt.)

686

5

Sheep Breeding Farms

11

6

Angora Goat Farm/Goat Farm

02

7

Cattle Breeding Farms

04

8

Poultry Farms

07

9

Angora Rabbit Farms

05

10

Intensive Poultry Development Project (IPDP)

08

11

Sheep & Wool Extension Centers / Stud Ram Centers

113

12

Disease Diagnostic Labs

08

13

No of Hatcheries

07

14

Piggery Farms

02

15

Wool Grading Center

01

16

Frozen Semen Production Centre

01

17 Frozen Semen Bank

02

18

SPVs

 

 

1- U.L.D.B.

01

 

2- U.S.W.D.B.

01

 

3- U.A.W.B

01

 

4- Uttarakhand Gau Seva Ayog

01

 

5- Registrar, Uttarakhand Vety. Council

01

The state has also setup Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) for addressing specific sectors within the livestock sphere.

Institutions:

Uttarakhand Livestock Development Board (ULDB)

The board is an autonomous body, having its headquarters at Dehradun is set up under the Centrally sponsored National Project for Cattle and Buffalo Breeding and is registered under the Societies Regn. Act 1860. The board is the sole agency for the production and supply of quality frozen semen doses (as per MSP norms of GOI); procurement and supply of Liquid Nitrogen through the establishment of a state LN2 grid; and all other inputs related to the successful field delivery of Artificial Insemination. In addition to this the board also procures and supplies buffalo and cow bulls for establishment of Natural breeding centers in an organized manner in the remote mountainous regions of the state. The board also looks after the various fodder development initiatives of the Department of animal husbandry. In line with the national objective of conserving and propagating the indigenous breeds of cattle, the board is using the Embryo Transfer Technology for conservation and propagation of Red Sindhi breed of cattle.

 

Uttarakhand Sheep & Wool Development Board (USWDB)

Sheep and Goat husbandry is deeply rooted within the rich cultural and traditional heritage of Uttarakhand and forms one of the major economic backbones of the marginal and landless farmers of the state.

The vision of Uttarakhand Sheep and Wool Development Board (USWDB) is to intensify, manifest and create new opportunities in the field of sheep, goat and rabbit husbandry for increasing employment generation and enterprise development in the state.

Promotion of machine shearing for qualitative and quantitative improvement in raw wool, health coverage to sheep and goat, facilities like tent, solar lamp, mattress, tarpaulin, umbrella, shoes, rain coat and torch to shepherds on migratory routes, breed improvement through distribution of elite quality rams from the 05 Ram Raising Units (RRU) and providing facilities through 05 Mobile Veterinary Vans in 05 sheep dense populated districts viz. Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Chamoli, Uttarkashi and Tehri are few pioneering activities of USWDB. 

 

Uttarakhand Animal Welfare Board (UAWB)

In order to address issues involving the welfare and humane treatment of animals this board has been established as per the recommendations of the GOI.

 

Uttarakhand Gau Seva Ayog

The state of Uttarkhand has a complete ban on the slaughter of cow and its progeny. A separate Ayog has been constituted as per the directives of the central government for the same.

 

Registrar-Uttarakhand Veterinary Council

With the purpose of regulating animal health services and related issues, the council has been set up under the Veterinary Council of India Act 1981.

Source : Department of Animal Husbandry , Last Updated on 09-05-2017