The following Schemes are implemented by
the Department for the development of cattle in Kerala-
INTENSIVE CATTLE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS:
This project was initiated in the year 1967 – 1968,
with a view to implementing the Cross – Breeding Programme
envisaged by the Government. In accordance with the proposal,
9 Project Offices, 37 Regional Artificial Insemination (AI)
Centres and 1482 ICDP Sub – Centres were established
throughout the state. Systematic implementation, evaluation
and monitoring, in keeping with the Breeding Policy of the
State has enabled us to carry out 13.6 lakh inseminations
(2000 – 2001), and we have recorded a calf birth of
3.59 lakhs in the same year.
The institution coming under this project are
Cattle Development Projects 9
Regional Artificial Insemination Centres 39
ICDP Sub Centres 2677
CALF REARING SCHEMES SPECIAL LIVESTOCK BREEDING PROGRAMME
scheme was started in 1976 – 1977 as a 100% centrally
sponsored programme. The aim of the scheme was to provide
female cross – bred calves below six months of age
with good quality feed to ensure health, and insurance coverage,
in order to bring the age at puberty down to 14 –
16 months. It would then be possible to assure an age at
first calving of 24-26 months. The milk yield of these calves
could be increased and an additional six months of lactation
achieved per animal.
the year 1992 – 1993, the scheme achieved an enrollment
of 69,162 calves. From 1993 to 1997, the scheme was implemented
under state sponsorship, and 85,000 calves were enrolled.
The District Panchayats took over the scheme from 1997 –
1998 to 1999 – 2000 and 48,716 calves were enrolled.
From the year 2000 – 2001, the scheme has been implemented
through the Grama Panchayats. In eight districts of the
state definite paraphernalia have been put in place for
implementation of the scheme, while in the remaining six
districts, the onus has rested with the local Veterinary
Department of Animal Husbandry possesses four livestock
farms, nine poultry farms, two Intensive Poultry Development
(IPD) Blocks, four pig farms, four goat farms, one turkey
farm and one duck farm.
farms supply the livestock and poultry needed by the farmers
all over the state through various schemes implemented through
the Department and the local self – governing bodies.
are four livestock farms under the department
District Livestock Farm, Kodappanakkunnu
2. Jersey Farm, Vithura
3. Jersey Farm Extension Unit, Chettachal
4. BUFFALO Breeding Farm, Kuriottumala
4) GOAT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
are two farms under the department.
1. Goat Farm, Komeri, Kannur District.
2. Goat Farm, Attappadi, Palakkad District.
3. Goat Farm, Parassla, Trivandrum.
PIG DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Pig development programmes are implemented through
Intensive pig Development Projects
2. Pig Breeding Farm, Kanjirappally and Kolani
3. Pig Breeding Units
are six pig breeding units-
7) FODDER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Aim – To augment the fodder production in
the State. There are 2 major Programmes
Fodder Minikit Demonstration Programme
programme is implemented through ICDP, with the objective
of supplying fodder minikits of various fodder seeds in
Rabi Season and Kharif Season to the farmers of the State
through ICDP subcentres and Veterinary dispensaries/ hospitals.
The seeds are obtained from Central Ministry of Agriculture.
During the year 2001 – 2002 and the ongoing 2002 –
2003, the following supplies were made
Oats – 1000 Kits – 5000 Kg
2) Lucerne – 2000 Kits – 2000 Kg
3) Stlyo – 650 Kits – 650 Kg
4) Sorghum – 600 Kits – 1800 Kg
5) Maize – 900 Kits – 3600 Kg
6) CongoSignal – 500 Kits – 500 Kg
7) Chinese Cabbage – 1500 Kits – 750 Kg
– 2003 Kharif Season
Maize – 900 Kits – 3600 Kg
2) Rhodes grass – 249 Kits – 249 Kg
3) Sorghum – 251 Kits – 753 Kg
4) Bajra – 240 Kits – 240 Kg
– 2003 Rabi Season
Lucerne – 1500 Kits – 1500 Kg
2) Oats – 1000 Kits – 5000 Kg
a total of 11490 Kits containing 25642 kg of Fodder Seeds
were distributed among the farmers in Kerala State.
Intensive Fodder development programmes in departmental
includes intensive fodder cultivation activities and provision
for providing irrigation facilities with a view to augment
the fodder production in departmental farm. It is envisaged
to extend the fodder cultivation activity in the department
to the unutilized areas in the farms. The fodder / grass
thus produced can be distributed among the farmers for taking
up fodder production in an intensive manner. Fodder slip
can also be made available to the farmers.
CATTLE STERILITY PROGRAMME
CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEMES
1. National Programme for Rinderpest Eradication
is a continuing scheme which aims at total eradication of
Rinderpest from the state as part of the National Rinderpest
Eradication Programme. The provision is meant for the expenditure
to be incurred as per the guidelines issued by Government
Status- Under the Scheme stock route Search, Village Search
programmes, Zero Surveillance, diagnosis of Rinderpest like
diseases are carried out all over the state.
Animal Husbandry Extension Programme – SLBP
for employment Generation
for generating employment to unemployed youths and is implemented
as per the guidelines issued by Government of India.
Present Status – During last year an amount of 5.8
lakhs has been released for implementation of the scheme
– conduct of Workshop, Seminar, Training and for demonstration
unit at RPF, Koovapady.
National project on Cattle & Buffalo breeding
new scheme launched by the Government of India during the
10th 5 year plan to strengthen the breeding inputs and to
conserve the well adopted indigenous breeds.
Building of Infrastructure for AH extension Network.
It is a new scheme launched by Government of India in the
10th plan providing assistance to promote and propagate
the latest Animal Husbandry practices and technologies and
to create awareness among farmers and breeders. The objective
of the Scheme is to create AH Extension network developing
linkages among institutions and training of Manpower.
Conservation of Threatened Livestock breeds –
Small Ruminants , Pack animals, Poultry & other Species.
Government of India has introduced a new project under 10th
plan to conserve the near extinct and threatened breeds
using modern scientific conservation tools like cryo preservation
of semen/ Ova/ Embryo. Breeds of goats like Attapady black,
Malabari and various indigenous breeds of ducks can be conserved
through this scheme.
is meant for the completion of 16th livestock census in
Kerala. Action will be initiated for the conduct of 17th
livestock census as per the guidelines issued by Government
80% CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEMES
Expansion of Poultry and Duck Farms
is to implement Schemes for strengthening poultry and duck
farms as per the guidelines of GOI.
CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEMES.
1) Feed & Fodder production
scheme is intended to strengthen the infrastructure facilities
to increase the feed & fodder production of the state
as per the guidelines of GOI.
CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEMES
1) Veterinary Services for Cattle development
Scheme envisages control of livestock diseases of economic
and national importance, Foot & Mouth control and to
strengthen epidemiology unit of the state. Vaccination against
diseases like Foot & Mouth, Rabies, HS, Anthrax will
be conducted. The systematic vaccination will be continued
from north of river Periyar to Kasargode district. Containment
vaccination will be taken up to cover the new entry and
drop outs in southern region. Zero surveillance will be
maintained for foot and mouth as well as for Rinderpest
Outlay will be utilized for State share towards staff cost,
cost of Vaccination, equipments, salary of staff , office
& Duck diseases will be controlled through vaccination
to develop export potential. Required Duck Plaque Vaccines
will be produced at IAH & VB, Palode and if not available
in emergency situation can be procured from other agencies.
Laboratory will be strengthened predominantly for diagnosis
for poultry diseases as well as for livestock diseases.
The staff cost, office expense etc will be met from this
of Data on Epidemiology of Diseases for dissemination of
information on Monthly / Seasonal basis will be taken up.
Network with neighbouring states will be linked to monitor
outbreaks of that region and to initiate appropriate preventive
measures in our state. Collection, compilation and analysis
of epidemiological data will be undertaken. The staff cost
, office expenses etc of epidemiological wing will be met
from this provision.
Replacement of condemned vehicles which are used for this
project will be undertaken from this outlay.
Required software on Epidemiological data will be purchased
Screening of Brucella and Tuberculosis will be undertaken.
Facilities will be developed for Rabies Tissue Culture Vaccine
Project on Control of Rabies will be initiated.
Strengthening of diagnostic laboratories and vaccine production
centre will be taken up.
Networking of District Veterinary Centres , regional laboratories,
epidemiological unit, Directorate, district offices, will
be undertaken initially.
status – Second round of systematic vaccination has
been completed in the Northern region. Containment vaccination
by collecting 50 % cost of vaccination is being carried
out in the southern region. In the event of outbreaks free
vaccinations are carried out.
AH Statistics and Sample survey
scheme is for continuing the integrated sample survey for
the estimation of production of various livestock products
and for taking up new service and for launching special
studies. Steps will be taken to improve the methodology
of collection, and analysis of data, making use of computer
facilities available. The outlay is to meet the staff cost
and other expenses connected with survey. Computer stationeries
required will be purchased from the provisions if not available
at the stationery department. Required hardwares and softwares
will be provided in all district offices and at the Directorate.
3) Professional efficiency development (State
The registration of Veterinary practitioners and regulation
of Veterinary practices in the State will be continued.
The outlay is towards the State share as staff cost, office
expenses, maintenance vehicle , buildings etc. A portion
of the outlay will be utilized for training programmes to
Veterinarians as part of Continuing Veterinary education
programme. A well equipped library will be also be established
. Computers, printers, peripherals etc required will be
purchased. A public address system, audio visual aids etc
will be installed in the existing conference hall. Expenditure
on electricity, water, tax, propulsion charges etc will
be from this provision.