Introduction

Animal Husbandry plays a vital role in determining the agricultural economy of the State. The main occupation of more than 75% of the rural population in this State is agriculture and its allied activities Agricultural activities are predominantly dependent on drought power provided by Animal Husbandry Sector. Production from the domesticated animals and poultry, like milk, meat, wool and eggs has become subsidiary occupation of the farmers in the State.

Objectives

The main objectives of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services in the District are of two-fold;(a) to provide health coverage to all the domestic animals , both for contagious and non-contagious diseases and (b)to take up livestock development activities for increasing the productivity of livestock, for the benefit of both producers as well as consumers.

General information and important Statistics

As per 2003 Livestock Census, the total Livestock population of the district is as follows:

Sl.No
Description
Numbers
1
Cattle
368816
2
Buffaloes
187419
3
Sheep
396475
4
Goats
222661
5
Pigs
15368
6
Dogs
69614
7
Others
1049
8
Poultry
2078055

As per the recommendations of the National Agricultural Commission, there should be one Veterinary Institution for health coverage of 5,000 Cattle units or every 10 villages. On this basis there should have been 128 Veterinary Institutions. But, at present there are 86 Institutions as follows

Institution
Plan
Non Plan
Total
Veternary Hospitals (Taluk Level)
1
7
8
Veternary Dispensaries
45
9
54
Primary Veternary Centres
14
10
24

In addition to these institutions, the department runs the following Centres and implements different schemes.

Sl.No
Center
Numbers
1
Sheep and Wool Extension Centre
9
2
Key Village Scheme Sub-Centre
6
3
Mobile Veternary Clinics
7
4
Riderpest Eradication Scheme
1
5
Riderpest Checkpost
1
6
Poultry Extension Centre
6
7
Veterinary Assistant's Training Centre
1
8
Pollorum Control Unit
1

 

Service Provided by Department

The department is engaged in extending artificial insemination facilities for cattle and buffaloes with exotic dairy breeds and pedigreed buffalo bulls, for the improvement of the genetic merit for milk production and draught ability of the non-descript animals. Poultry Development, Sheep and Wool development, Piggery Development, Fodder Development, Rabbit Breeding, Training to Farmers as well as in-service personnel and students, in various aspects of dairying, sheep rearing, poultry, piggery and feeding practices. The Department has implemented several Socio-Economic programmes like Livestock Production Programme, Special Component Plan, Tribal Sub-Plan, Command Area Development, Integrated Development of Western Ghats, Draught Prone Area Programme etc. The Department also conducts Integrated Sample Survey annually for the estimation of production of the major livestock products viz., milk, egg, meat and wool in the State, besides conducting Livestock Census Quinquennially.

Information about Benificiary Oriented Schemes

Special Component Plan : Central and State Sectors

Under this Scheme, financial help is provided for SC and ST.beneficiaries for purchase of animals with 60% Subsidy and 40% as Loan. For subsidy, the funds are released by Social Welfare department and the Loan by Banks.

Special Central Assistance (Central)

Under this scheme, financial assistance is provided exclusively for women Self-Help Groups with 75% Subsidy and 25% Loan.


Contact Numbers

 

Officer
STD Code
Phone Number
Deputy Director
08392
275146
Assistant Director
08392
276358
Veternary Officer, Moka
08392
293241
Assistant Director, Siruguppa
08396
220326
Veternary Officer, Tekkalakote
08396
248030
Assistant Director, Sandur
08395
260338
Assistant Direcor, Hospet
08394
227320
Veternary Officer, Kampli
08394
250287
Veternary Officer, Danapura
08394
244500
Veternary Officer, Mariyammanahalli
08394
244488
Assistant Director, H.B. Halli
08397
238352
Veternary Officer, Hampasagara
08397
233429
Veternary Officer, Morageri
08397
247020
Assistant Director, Hadagali
08399
240314
Assistant Director, Ittigi
08399
256409
Veternary Officer, Uttangi
08399
252287
Assistant Director, Kudligi
08391
220371
Veternary Officer, Kottur
08391
226418
Veternary Officer, Ujjini
08391
228437
Veternary Officer, Chikkajogihalli
08391
223243