DMPQ Premium-Discuss the role of various Programmes and institutions for the development of Animal Husbandry sector in Karnataka.

Artificial Insemination (AI) Programme 

Sperm stations of frozen sperms are located at Bangalore and Dharwad. The Artificial Insemination (AI) facility has been provided in 4215 centres.

National Program on Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development (NPBBDD) 

Dairy development is being implemented by the Karnataka Milk Federation. The Government of India has approved the program for 2014-15 to 2016-17 with an allocation of Rs. 38.56 crores.  Under the Centrally sponsored National Livestock Mission, Risk Management insurance cover to a maximum of 5 crossbred cattle and buffaloes per household is provided. 40%of the premium is paid as assistance. During 2016-17, 74092 animals are insured up to the end of December 2016.

Animal Health and Veterinary Services (AH&VS) 

During 2015-16, the livestock and poultry are rendered by health services through a network of 4215 Veterinary Institutions, comprising of 30 District Poly Clinic, 664 Veterinary Hospitals,1833 Veterinary Dispensaries,1512 Primary Veterinary Centers and 176 mobile veterinary clinics. Further 362 Artificial insemination centers and 64 other Veterinary Institutions are also rendering services.

Cattle Development

For the development of cattle in the state, Indigenous breeds like Hallikar, Amrithmahal and Khillar are given importance by selective breeding in the livestock farms located at Kunikenahalli in Tumkur, Ajjampura in Chikmagalur and Bankapura in Haveri districts respectively. Production capacity of Amrithmahal breed cows is estimated elite females are being identified and Amrithmahal Breeders co operative societies being formed.

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