Programme and Schemes  

2.1 Animal Health Camp
Under this scheme Pasu Chikitsa Sivirs will be organised at village/panchayat/block level by concerned veterinary officers for the treatment, vaccination, deworming and also to create general awareness of healthy animal husbandry practices among animal keepers.

2.2 Promotion of Poultry
Under this scheme it is proposed for sectoral development of poultry by assisting private poultry farmers/breeders/ SHG in the establishment of poultry farms/hatcheries etc. Chicks produced by the Govt. poultry farms will also be utilized in this scheme for broiler/layer/backyard poultry farming.

2.3 Promotion of Goat Breeding
This scheme is being implemented by BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune through 20 goat development centres in six districts of Jharkhand namely Ranchi, Gumla, Simdega, W. Singhbhum, Hazaribagh and Giridih. Through this scheme 20000 goat keepers will be benefited in five years covering about one lakh goats. The administrative approval of this scheme for five years has already been given by the advisory council. The main objective of this scheme is to improve the production potential of local breed of goats through use of Black Bengal breeding Buck to promote better health care and management practices like feeding, deworming, castration, vaccination etc.

2.4 Promotion of Improved Pig Breeding Unit
Under this scheme a unit of 4 female and 2 male pigs of T & D breed will be distributed among SC / ST and other general cast beneficiaries for promotion of pig rearing in the states. Assistance will be given to the beneficiary in terms of Housing, feed for 6 months, medicine and vaccines etc. About 1200 farmers will be benefited with this scheme. It is proposed for strengthening of pig breeding farms at Ranchi and Gauriakarma. The administrative approval of this scheme for the year 2009-10 to 2011-12 has already been given by the SLSC (State level sanction committee) as well as the advisory council under RKVY as 100% state assistance.

3.1 Swine fever control under ASCAD Scheme [ 75 : 25 ]
Under this scheme the immunization of livestock against disease like Swine Fever, Haemorrhagic Septicemia, Black Quarter, Foot and Mouth disease, Pestis des petit in Ruminants (PPR) and Anthrax will be done. There is proposal for modernization of Biological production unit at State level as well as strengthening of regional level disease diagnostic laboratories and creation of cold chain maintenance will be done. Human resources activities like awareness of livestock holders to have their animals vaccinated and development of system for monitoring and forecasting of animal diseases will also be done. The fund for this scheme will be shared by the Central and State on 75:25 basis.

3.2 Integrated sample survey for estimation of milk, egg, meat and wool production in the State (50:50)
The broad objective of this scheme is to collect and analyze the date for estimation of livestock products species wise. Under this scheme a continuous survey is carried out by the surveyor in the selected villages of all the districts round the year to collect the data. These data are later on analyzed to estimate the productivity of state animal wealth. As per the Government of India this scheme is designed as salary based where 50% salary shared by the Central Government and rest is to be born by the State. Only establishment expenditure and some infrastructural support is being proposed.

3.3 State Veterinary Council (50:50)

The State has established State Veterinary Council in the year 2006-07 under the Indian Veterinary Council Act, 1984 with an objective to regulate veterinary practice, maintenance of state veterinary practitioners register and for matter connected with, for monitoring the standard professional conduct, etiquette and code of ethics for veterinary professionals and upgrading the professional knowledge/skill of registered veterinary practitioner. Only establishment expenditure and some infrastructural support is being proposed.

3.4 National Rinderpest Eradication Programme (100%)
This is 100% Central Scheme under which the Government of India in working since long to eradicate the 'Rinderpest' a highly fatal disease of Cattle & Buffalo. The OIE (Office of International des Epizootics) has already declared India as a Rinderpest free infection Country. However the Routine Surveillance Programme is being conducted in all villages of the state as well as main routes of transportation as per the direction of the Government of India.

3.5 ASCAD Training (100%)
This is also 100% Central Scheme under which training of vets and para vets are being organised in order to uplift their knowledge with regard to treatment and diagnosis of different animal diseases.

3.6 Integrated Sample Survey Training (100%)
This is also 100% Central scheme under which training of Statistical officers & staff are being conducted under integrated sample survey of milk, meat, egg and wool scheme.

3.7 Livestock Census Programme
This is 100% Central scheme in which state has to conduct livestock census in every 5th year. The 18th livestock census was conducted during the year 2007-08. However the compilation work is going on and for that purpose as per the direction of the Government of India the training, tabulation and printing of booklets and other miscellaneous work have to be done during the annual plan year 2010-11.

Continuing Schemes
4.1 Direction and Adm
This scheme is meant to meet the establishment expenditure for the offices of seven districts and one Regional office established under State plan. In addition to that infrastructure developments of other district and Regional offices are also being proposed so that proper implementation of different Animal Husbandry activity as well as its follow up and monitoring can be done properly. Apart from this infrastructure development of two new District Animal Husbandry Offices viz. Ramgarh & Khunti is also being proposed.

4.2 Animal Health Programme

4.2.1 Modernisation of Hospitals & Dispensaries
Under this scheme infrastructural support of hospitals in terms of building, medicines instruments, furniture etc are being proposed.

4.2.2 Establishment of class - I dispensaries
This scheme is meant to meet the establishment expenditure of nineteen veterinary dispensaries established under State Plan and also to provide infrastructural support in terms of building, medicine, instruments, furnitures etc. are being proposed.

4.2.3 Mobile Polyclinic & Referral Veterinary Hospital
Under this scheme an expenditure on infrastructural support and the running cost of four mobile polyclinic established under the state plan located at Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad and Garwah and one referral hospital located at Dumka is being proposed. Establishment of one referral hospital at Dhanbad is also being proposed.

4.2.4 Control of Animal Diseases
The main objective of this scheme is to control diseases such as Rabies and Pullorum which are fatal zoonotic disease. Under pullorum control programme birds are tested randomly in organized and unorganized poultry farms to detect pullorum and if they are found positive, farmers are advised for its control and containment. Contrary to this in Rabies control programme bovine and canine species of animals are vaccinated pre bits as well as post bite exposure to secure the life of animal and animal handlers. Since 2009-10 one more communicable disease i.e. Brucellosis has also been included in this programme. Under this scheme, it is being proposed to meet the establishment expenditure as well as infrastructural support.

4.3 Breed Improvement Programme

4.3.1 Frozen Semen Bank
The main objective of this scheme is to gradual genetic improvement of local non descript milch cattle and at the same time preserving the germplasm of the indigenous descript cattle. For this purpose the department has 405 A.I. Centres. The uninterrupted supply of liquid nitrogen and frozen semen is the lifeline of this programme. Under this scheme it is proposed for supply of liquid nitrogen, frozen semen straw and other articles required for running the programme.

4.3.2 Jharkhand State Implementing Agency
This agency has been formed under the guidelines of the Central Govt. to implement the national project for cattle & Buffalo Development.

4.3.3 Cattle Breeding Farm
Rural cattle population in Jharkhand consist mostly of non descript type of low producing and poor draft animal. They have been cross bred with exotic bulls indiscriminately for increasing their productivity. But due to indiscriminate cross breeding, a level of exotic inheritance in the crossbreed usually happens and this leads to calf born with several reproductive disorders. Simultaneously cross bred males are poor in draft power. Therefore, to get rid of both the above mentioned problem, it is essential to maintain some nucleus cattle breeding farms with pure indigenous breed of cattle. These farms will produce progeny tested bulls which will be distributed among group of farmers, for grading up their cattle. This needs strengthening of Government farm located at Gauriakarma, Saraikela and Hotwar (Ranchi). For that purpose it is proposed for feed and medicine component of existing livestock of these farms along with some infrastructural support.

4.3.4 Poultry Development
Poultry keeping is an important allied activity providing supplementary income, employment opportunity and a source of animal protein. In spite of favourable climate condition for poultry rearing and good demand, most of the state requirement is being met from neighbouring state. Keeping this in mind the state contemplates to enhance the production of poultry and its product by providing large no. of chicks to the poultry farmers in subsidised rates. The state run two poultry farms situated at Ranchi and Bokaro are being developed as breeding unit of parent stock where one lakh chicks will be produced during 2010-11 by each farmer.

4.3.5 Sheep and Goat Development
Under this scheme improved breed of goats (male) produced in the state run Govt. farm will be distributed among selected beneficiary for breeding purpose. To keep and maintain the breeding record as well as to maintain the goat for breeding purpose some incentive will be given to these selected farmers. These farmers will be known as Pashu Mitra who will be the link man between farmers and the Block Animal Husbandry Officer. This scheme will run in those districts which are not covered by BAIF. It is proposed along with the strengthening of the sole Govt. goat farm, Chatra.

4.3.6 Piggery Development
To meet the establishment expenditure as well as to maintain the livestock of those two pig breeding farms which are not covered under the above mentioned state assisted RKVY scheme.

4.3.7 Establishment of Statistical Cell
One statistical cell at Regional Director's Office, Medninagar (Palamu) has been established under the State plan to monitor the progress of all the schemes and compilation and analysis of reports.

4.3.8 Establishment of Go Seva Ayog
Go Seva Ayog has been established for the preservation and welfare of the cattle, for supervision and control of institutions and to provide for the matter connected therewith within the State. Establishment expenditure and other infrastructural support is proposed for the Ayog under the State plan.

4.3.9 Extension & Training Programme
Under this scheme training of 1200 farmers for better management practices of different animal husbandry activity will be given by the Pashupalan Prasikshan Kendra, Ranchi and Pashu Chikitsa Vidyalaya located at Gouriakarma, Hazaribag. For that purpose a sum of Rs. 44.20 lakh is being proposed for training, fooding, lodging and other activity required thereupon.

4.3.10 Strengthening of Animal Health & Production Institute, Kanke
In order to protect the state animal wealth they need to be vaccinated against different diseases. This requires a large number of different animal vaccines to be produced by this sole biological production unit of the state. Therefore it is being purposed to strengthen this institute in terms of machine & equipments along with running cost of vaccine production.

New Schemes
4.4 Establishment of Veterinary University
The State Govt. has agreed to establish one Veterinary University in principle.
4.5 Paravet Training
This is a new scheme under which one hundred selected village farmers who have passed intermediate or 10 + 2 examination, will be given a professional training of first aid veterinary treatment, techniques of artificial insemination etc.
4.6 Establishment of District Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
It is proposed for the establishment of District Disease Diagnostic Lab to facilitate the prescribed diagnosis and proper treatment of state livestock. This scheme will be funded by NABARD under RIDF.
4.7 Up gradation of district hospitals
It is proposed for the up gradation of 23 district hospitals and for that the scheme will be funded by the NABARD under RIDF.
4.8 Consultancy Services
Under this scheme evaluation of the works done under different schemes through an independent institution is being proposed. On the other hand consultancy service may be needed in preparing the DPR of some other schemes.