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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(1): 1285-1292
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.157


Prospects of Sustainable Livestock Farming in NEH Region of India
R. Joseph Koireng1*, P.S. Rolling Anal2, Kalyan Jana3 and K.H. Priya Devi3
1Directorate of Research, Central Agricultural University, Imphal - 795004, Manipur, India
2ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umroi road, Umiam, Meghalaya-793103. India
3Directorate of Research, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani- 741235, Nadia, (West Bengal), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Livestock farming forms an integral part in the economy of the NEH Region of India and plays an important role in the mixed crop farming system. In addition, high diversity in livestock composition is the characteristic features of the mainland of this region. The region obtains high potential of milk production because of availability of fodder as a form of extensive grasslands, wasteland, shrub and fodder trees. Livestock, other than milk production, are widely used for manure, plowing fields and transportation of goods. The availability of extensive grasslands, waste land and feasible climatic conditions manifest a way for sustainable livestock farming in NEH Region, both in hill and valley district, where production of milk is high. Hilly regions are generally known for rearing of drought animals with low milk producing capacity. This paper aims to discuss on the prospects of sustainable livestock farming and to trace the temporal changes that took place over the past years in terms of livestock population, composition, and the governmental policies and planning for developing livestock sector. It draws implications on these experiences for livestock planners and policy-makers and raises several research issues related to livestock sector development.


Keywords: Grassland, wasteland, Livestock farming, NEH Region
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Joseph Koireng, R., P.S. Rolling Anal, Kalyan Jana and Priya Devi, K.H. 2018. Prospects of Sustainable Livestock Farming in NEH Region of India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(1): 1285-1292. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.157