In accordance to the twentieth Livestock census conducted in June 2019, the population of cattle and goats improved by seventy four per cent and seventeen.sixty five per cent respectively, around a time period of ten yrs. The Point out authorities attributed this raise to a programme begun in 2011, wherein milch cows, goat and sheep had been dispersed cost-free of price to rural bad gals, who thus turned homeowners of movable belongings that could be liquidated in periods of want.
A whole of eleven.67 lakh bad gals had been delivered with forty six.70 lakh goats/sheep in the course of the time period 2011-12 to 2019-twenty. This, in switch, fetched over-all returns of about ₹1,953 crore, main to economic upliftment of rural bad gals.
The plan, which empowered rural bad gals economically, will be continued in 2020-21. For the duration of this calendar year, 6 lakh goats/sheep will be provided off