Department of Animal
Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries
, under the Ministry
is responsible for matters relating to livestock production,
preservation, protection and improvement of stocks, dairy development
and also for matters relating to the Delhi Milk Scheme and the National
Dairy Development Board
. It also looks after all matters pertaining
to fishing and fisheries, which includes inland and marine sectors and
matters related to the National Fisheries Development Board.
The Department also advises the State Governments/Union
Territories in the formulation of policies and programmes in the field
of animal husbandry, dairy development and fisheries. The main focus of
the activities is on (a) development of requisite infrastructure in States/UTs
for improving animal productivity (b) preservation and protection of livestock
through provision of health care (c) strengthening of central livestock
farms (Cattle, Sheep and Poultry) for development of superior germplasm
for distribution to States and (d) expansion of aquaculture in fresh,
brackish water, welfare of fisherfolk, etc.
The Department also looks after the administration of the
35 field offices
/subordinate offices spread all over the country, which deal with
various activities of animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries sectors.
Dairy Development Board (NDDB) located at Anand, Gujarat, is a premier
institution set up in 1987 to accelerate the pace of dairy development
on cooperative lines in the country. It is a statutory body corporate
established by the Parliament as an institution of national importance
under the NDDB Act 1987. NDDB promotes, plans and organises programmes
for the development of dairy and other agriculture based and allied industries
along cooperative lines and also provides assistance in the implementation
of such programmes.
Council of India is a corporate body under the Indian Veterinary Council
Act, 1984 , which regulates veterinary education by developing syllabus
and licensing veterinary institutes to maintain uniform standards of activity
across the country. It has been set up with the objectives to:
- prepare and maintain the Indian Veterinary Practitioners'
Register containing the names of all persons who possess the recognized
veterinary qualifications and who are for the time being enrolled on
a State Veterinary Register of the State to which Indian Veterinary
Council Act extends.
- lay down minimum standards of veterinary education
required for granting recognized veterinary qualifications by veterinary
- recommend recognition or withdrawal of recognition
of veterinary qualifications granted by veterinary institutions in India.
- lay down the standards of professional conduct, etiquette
and code of ethics to be observed by veterinary practitioners
- negotiate with institutions located in other countries
imparting training in veterinary education for recognition of their
qualifications on reciprocal basis.
- regulate veterinary practice in the country.
- advise the Central and the State Governments on all
regulatory matters concerning veterinary practice and education.
- frame regulations
- implement the provisions of the Act, and Rules and
Regulations framed thereunder.