Department Name: District Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Office.
Name of Incumbent Department Head: Dr. (Ms) Rita Sumer.
Department Address: East Jaintia Hills District Khliehriat.
About the Department
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 product is also given due important. 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 consequences generation of employment avenues in the rural Areas. To bring about Developmental Changes in Livestock and Poultry Sector, number of programmes and infrastructure Development were undertaken by the Government.
- Implementation of Livestock Mela and Workshop under National Livestock Mission at the Block Level: Livestock Mela and workshop under National Livestock Mission has been conducted at the block level (Saipung Block and Khliehriat Block).
Objective of Mela and Workshop:
- To enhance productivity, entrepreneurship development and employment generation.
- To motivate the farmers and the public to take up livestock and poultry farming as a viable alternative option for livelihood.
- Awareness/training programme at Block Level under Nation Livestock Mission: Awareness/traning programme at Block Level Under National Livestock Mission has been conducted at two villages within Saipung Block and two villages within Khliehriat Block.
Impact of training:
One day training programme had a great impact on most of the farmers since most of the covered topics were related to the diseases prevalent in the area. Based on open discussion on every session, the Farmers realized and aware about the importance of vaccination, Health Care and Management to their Livestock and Poultry the need for providing regular feeding and vitamins supplements were emphasized often for prevention of various deficiency diseases. Further Cruelty to Animals, the act of punishment was highlights to the farmers for its Prevention.