Livestock population registers handsome increase in Tamil Nadu during 2011-2019

Lincoln Wylie

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

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