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Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries

Mr. Anup Kumar Thakur

Past Secretaries

Mr. G. C. Pati
01-07-12 to 06-08-13

Mr. Rudhra Gangadharan
01-09-09 to 30-06-12


Sustainable growth of livestock, poultry and fisheries for nutritional security and economic prosperity


Preserve animal genetic resources, conserve indeginous breeds, protect, strengthen and improve livestock and fish health, create employment opportunities and livelihood support for women and other marginalised groups, increase production, productivity and value addition of livestock, fish and poultry products.

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The Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (AH&D) - now renamed asDepartment of Animal Husbandry Dairying & Fisheries (DADF) is one of theDepartments in the Ministry of Agriculture and came into existence w.e.f. 1stFebruary, 1991, by converting two divisions of the Department of Agriculture andCooperation namely Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development into a separateDepartment. The Fisheries Division of the Department of Agriculture and Cooperationand a part of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries were later transferred to thisDepartment w.e.f. 10th October, 1997.

The Department is responsible for matters relating to livestock production,preservation, protection from disease and improvement of stocks and dairydevelopment, and also for matters relating to the Delhi Milk Scheme and the NationalDairy Development Board. It also looks after all matters pertaining to fishing andfisheries, inland and marine.
  • Prevention and Control of animal diseases
  • Increase fish production & provide assistance to fishermen
  • Increase milk production and provide assistance to farmers
  • Development of small ruminants
  • Development of Fodder & feed
  • Genetic upgradation of live stock
  • Development & conservation of indigenous breeds
  • Development of Poultry
  • Livestock Insurance
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
1. Reduction in incidence/outbreak of major economic animal diseases State Governments Incidence/outbreak of major economic animal diseases Number 1948 1718 1650 1600 1550
2. Increase in Milk Production State Governments, DoAC, Planning Commission, Ministry of Finance, Dairy Cooperatives & NDDB Milk Production Miilion Tones 127.9 133 138 144 150
3. Increase in Fish production State Governments, DARE, MPEDA Fish Production Miilion Tones 8.66 9.12 9.61 10.12 10.66
4. Increase in Meat Production State Governments, MoFPI Meat Production Miilion Tones 5.5 5.8 6.2 6.5 6.9
5. Increase in Egg Production State Governments, NABARD Egg Production Number in Billion 66.45 70.07 73.88 77.90 82.14
6. Increase in certified fodder seed production in Regional Fodder Stations and under the schemes of DADF Regional Fodder Stations, NDDB, DARE/ ICAR Seed Production Quintals - 800 1500 2000 2500


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