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In the wake of economic liberalization sweeping the national and global policy and rapid changing value based economic programmes, food security has been given the top priority in the State for its people. Food grains alone cannot meet the nutritional requirement of human beings for their growth, maintenance and health. For proper nutrition, a balanced diet containing all Fat in the ratio of 4:1:1 is needed. Out of total Protein requirement, 50% of it should come from animal food origin, as it is rich in essential amino acids and easily digestible. The chief dietary sources of animal proteins are milk, meat and egg and their by-products.

Animal Resources Sector provides milk, meat and egg to meet the Protein requirement of large human population. For this, Animal Husbandry, Livestock, & Fisheries Department is engaged in supporting the production of milk, meat & egg by providing requisite infrastructure in the State for improving the productivity of livestock and birds, preservation and protection of animals through preventive and curative health care facilities and for developing the skill of farmers in modern and scientific animal husbandry practices through adequate training. Animal Husbandry, Livestock, Fisheries &Veterinary Services Department is engaged in upgrading the poor yielding stock of all species of farm animals by way of introduction of better germplasm into the indigenous genetic pool through Artificial Insemination, other breeding practices and production of high yielding variety of livestock & birds. Protection of livestock & birds by way of prevention and control of diseases is being done through an intensive network of Veterinary Hospitals, Veterinary Dispensaries, Artificial Insemination Centers, Sub-Centers, and Disease Investigation Laboratories.