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AP Government to Provide Health Cards to Livestock; Train Farmers on Latest Practices

P. Godha Hiranmayee
P. Godha Hiranmayee

As part of the ‘Pasu Vignana Badi’ scheme, breeders will be imparted special skills, including practical training in the form of demonstrations as well as theoretical knowledge on how to keep their livestock healthy.

According to the scheme, farmers can get several medical services at ‘Rythu Bharosa Kendras’ ranging from emergency medical care to vaccinations. These services can be availed for free at the village-level. Data released by the state government shows this is the first time in India that health cards have been issued to more than 1 crore livestock in one state i.e. Andhra Pradesh. The state administration is also educating farmers about best practices followed across the world related to the maintenance of livestock 

The ‘Pasu Vignana Badi’ will act as an encyclopedia for Animal Husbandry- related aspects, apart from imparting training, the main aim of this scheme is to render extension services to farmers at the village-level through a low-cost, lean structure model, the government said. 

The Andhra Pradesh government has also signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Anand Milk Union Limited (AMUL) to strengthen dairy co-operative societies at the village & district-level across the state by including local women, farmers, producers & other organizations. 

Several steps are also being taken to establish ‘milk collection centers’ at various RBKs & to market hygienic milk products through co-operative societies in Andhra Pradesh. 

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