Animal Husbandry

Introduction

Animal husbandry contributes significantly in supplementing the income of small, marginal farmers and landless labourers and in generating gainful employment opportunities especially self-employment to a substantial number of rural and urban population many of whom are women who play a major role in the care and management of livestock. It serves as a vital source for providing nutritious protein rich balanced food in the form of milk, egg, meat and value added products. Moreover, they are also intricately associated with the social, cultural and traditional values of the region.

Animal Husbandry Department plays a major role in providing veterinary health care and improving the genetic production potentialities of livestock and poultry reared in the State. Apart from this, various beneficiary oriented schemes are also being implemented for the economic upliftment and welfare of the poor, downtrodden and weaker sections of the society. Various veterinary institutions spread throughout the State provide the above services. With the dedicated and sustained efforts of the department in implementation of various beneficiary oriented programmes and judicious utilization of animals and the natural resources in an eco-balanced way, the livestock sector of the State has been elevated to a prominent position

OBJECTIVES AND FUNCTIONS

The Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary is entrusted with the responsibility of all aspect of Livestock and Poultry Development, like, production, processing and marketing of livestock and poultry and their products through augmentation of production of milk, meat, eggs and wool. Animal health care service and prevention of animal diseases is a priority for maintenance of a healthy stock for optimum production. Creation of suitable infrastructure for breeding, feeding and management of livestock and poultry, processing of milk, meat and eggs and marketing of livestock and livestock products is also given due importance. Besides, the Department is engaged in providing the required training and extension support to livestock producers so as to promote scientific rearing of livestock and poultry amongst them with consequent generation of employment avenues in the rural areas. To bring about a developmental change in livestock and poultry sector, number of programmes and infrastructure development were undertaken by the Government where the activities of the Department were mainly centered round the following broad objectives:-

  1. Providing protection to livestock and poultry from the ravages of diseases through treatments and preventive vaccinations.
  2. Introducing improved breeding techniques for upgrading the local stock.
  3. Ensuring better Animal Husbandry practices through adoption of Extension and Research.
  4. Building up of adequate technical and professional man-power through Education and Training.
  5. Encouraging setting of Livestock and Poultry Industries.

ORGANIZATION CHART

Animal Husbandry

DIVISIONS

  • Udhagamandalam

3 Blocks – Udhagamandalam, Coonoor and Kotagiri.

  • Gudalur

1 Block – Gudalur.

SCHEMES

  1. Priceless Distribution of Goats / Sheep Scheme.
  2. Rural Backyard Scheme.
  3. State Fodder Development Scheme.
  4. Mini Dairy Unit.
  5. Livestock Insurance Scheme

PROGRAMMES

  1. Foot and Mouth Disease Control Programme.
  2. Kaalnadai Padhukappu Thittam.
  3. Fertility cum health camp.
  4. Animal Census Programme.

IMPORTANT OFFICIALS CONTACT

  1. Regional Joint Director of Animal Husbandry,

Veterinary Hospital Compound,

Goodshed Road, Udhagamandalam,

The Nilgiris – 643001.

Telephone No.: 0423 2440154

Email: rjdooty2012[at]gmail[dot]com

 

  1. Deputy Director,

District Livestock Farm,

Udhagamandalam,

The Nilgiris – 643006.

Telephone No.: 0423 2444064

Email: dlfooty[at]gmail[dot]com

 

  1. Deputy Director of CBFD,

Veterinary Hospital Compound,

Goodshed Road, Udhagamandalam,

The Nilgiris – 643001.

Email:ddcbfdooty[at]gmail[dot]com

 

  1. Assistant Director of Animal Husbandry,

Veterinary Hospital Compound,

Goodshed Road, Udhagamandalam,

The Nilgiris – 643001.

Telephone No.: 0423 2442210

Email:adahooty[at]gmail[dot]com

 

  1. Assistant Director of Animal Husbandry,

Veterinary Hospital Compound,

Mysore Road, Gudalur,

The Nilgiri.

Email:adahgudalur[at]gmail[dot]com

  1. Assistant Director of Animal Disease Intelligence Unit,

Veterinary Hospital Compound,

Goodshed Road, Udhagamandalam,

The Nilgiris – 643001.

Telephone No.: 0423 2440028

Email:ootyadiu2012[at]gmail[dot]com

 

RTI CONTACTS:

Regional Joint Director of Animal Husbandry,

Veterinary Hospital Compound,

Goodshed Road, Udhagamandalam,

The Nilgiris – 643001.

Telephone No.: 0423 2440154