VETERINARY AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY DEPARTMENT:
Medak district is endowed with rich livestock resources characterized by subsidiary dairy animals, small dairy units, backyard poultry, specialized poultry farming, extensive sheep flock, often migratory system, etc. Livestock plays an important role in the improvement of rural Livelihood.
MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT:
- Treatment of Sick Animals
- Preventive Health Care by periodical
- Periodical Deworming of Sheep & Goat
- Breed development through – Artificial Inseminations
- Feed and Fodder Development and fodder conservation.
- Extension and Training
- Conservation of Livestock Breeds
- Disease Investigation and diagnosis
- Socio-Economic Support to BPL families
- To increase the Meat, Milk, Egg production
The Jurisdiction of the District Veterinary & Animal Husbandry officer Medak consist of 20 Mandals.
The District Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Officer is the Administrative Head of the newly formed District.
|Area Veterinary Hospitals||3|
|Primary Veterinary Centers||29|
|Subcenters (Animal Health)||35|
|Gopalamitra Centers :||44|
The charter of the Animal Husbandry Department in brief
- Improving the production potential by way of breed up gradation in cattle and buffaloes through Artificial insemination.
- Providing preventive and curative health care to livestock through constant vigil on disease outbreaks, rendering preventive vaccinations, deworming and treatment of ailing animals.
- Augmenting fodder production to meet the nutritional requirements of livestock.
- Providing relief measures to livestock during natural calamities.
- Building awareness among farmers on profitable livestock production.
- Coordinating with the health department in controlling diseases of zoonotic importance.
- Providing technical support to livestock-based poverty alleviation programme.
- Updating the skills of technical as well as Para veterinary staff at regular intervals in the areas of scientific breeding, feeding and management of livestock.
|Type of Animal||Population (in Lakhs)|
Majority of cattle and buffaloes in this district are non-descript and unproductive. To improve the productivity of the animal’s systematic efforts are being made through upgrading the non-descript buffaloes and crossbreeding of non-descript cattle by the introduction of Artificial Insemination Programme.
MASS SHEEP AND GOAT DEWORMING PROGRAMME :
This programme is taken up in the District thrice in a year on free of cost. In this programme a total of 8.5 lakh Sheep and 1.6 lakh Goats are dewormed thrice in a year with an outlay of Rs. 50 Lakhs in the District with state plan & RKVY funds.
FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE CONTROL PROGRAMME (FMDCP):
The Foot & Mouth Disease is a disease of Cattle and Buffaloes. The affected animals will suffer from severe fever and nasal discharges and foot lesions resulting in heavy production losses to the farmers.
To control this, the Mass FMD Vaccination Programme on free of cost is being implemented in the Telangana State. Under this programme total cattle population is vaccinated against Foot and Mouth Disease on free of cost at every six months period to make the Medak District FMD Disease free District with an outlay of Rs. 15 lakhs.
SUPPLY OF FODDER SEED:
(20) MTs of PC-23 fodder seed has been procured and distributed to the shepherds under Sheep Rearing Development Scheme (SRDS).
(100) MTs of PC-23 fodder seed has been procured and distributed to the needy farmers.
MOBILE VETERINARY CLINICS:
The Govt. has launched MVCs in the state to provide doorstep Veterinary services on a phone call (Toll-Free No: 1962). Two mobile veterinary clinics at Medak and Narsapur constituencies have been allotted in the District and are functioning.
SHEEP REARING DEVELOPMENT SCHEME:
Government of Telangana has introduced Sheep rearing Development Scheme for the economic upliftment of shepherd community (Golla, Kurma and Yadava) in the state during years 2017-18 and 2018-19 in which sheep unit of 20+1 will be supplied with a unit cost of Rs. 1,25,000/- on 75 % subsidy.
MILCH ANIMALS INDUCTION SCHEME:
The government has sanctioned one Milch animal (Cow or Buffalo)each to 2.13 lakh beneficiaries identified by VIJAYA DAIRY, NARMUL, MULUKANOOR Dairy and Karimnagar Dairy with an outlay of Rs.1677.11 crores, during the financial years 2018-19 and 2019-20 for the strengthening of the rural economy in the state.
Vijaya Dairy Federation (TSDDCFL) is the implementing agency and the District Collector will act as head of District Implementation Committee consisting of District Dairy Union / Producers Company & District Animal Husbandry Department, and at Mandal level Tahsildar, MPDO, Dairy representative and local Veterinary Assistant Surgeons will executive and monitoring the scheme.
Government has already sanctioned One Milch Animal with a unit cost of Rs. 80,000 which includes animal cost, insurance for 3 years (Rs.3, 640/-) and 300 kgs of Cattle Feed (Rs.5160) to 2.13 lakh existing members of Dairy Cooperatives on 75% subsidy (Rs60, 000/-) to SCs / STs and on 50% subsidy (Rs40, 000/-) for BCs and other beneficiaries. The transportation cost is Rs. 5,000/- per unit will be also sanctioned by the Government. Beneficiaries will have total freedom in selecting the type of milch animal (Pregnant or in-Milk) and place of procurement. They can arrange their own transport also.
In Medak District a total (218) Societies and (8) BMCUS are functioning and (3044) beneficiaries have been Registered and sanctioned.