Animal Husbandry

The rearing of live stock is a very critical and core activity in the economic profile of the state. Although it is adopted as a subsidiary occupation by a majority of the rural population, yet it constitutes a vital activity from the stand point of the economic welfare of the farmers. However, in a bizarre anatomy, the nomadic gaudier and bakerwal population depends exclusively on sheep rearing for its livelihood. Most of the stock is local and inferior in quality. Various steps are being taken to improve the quality and quantity of live stock.

Particulars of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Bandipora

  • Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Bandipora at District level (01)
  • Assisted By Technical Officer and Poultry Extension Officer(01+01=02)
  • Three Block Veterinary Officer Bandipora, Sonawari and Gurez headed by Block Veterinary Officer (02) and Incharge  Block Veterinary Officer (01)=03 .
  • ICD Sumbal ,ICD Arin, LDC Chittibanday ICD Garoora ;ICD Baharabad ;ICD Hajin; TU Bandipora ; LDC Ghabipathri; Sub Unit Neru, TU Dawar; Sub unit Bagtore headed by Veterinary Assistant Surgeon (10)
  • Rest Centres manned by paravets under supervision of Veterinary Assistant surgeon.


  • Animal Husbandry Extension Service.
  • Veterinary Medical facilities to Livestock rearers.
  • Contribution to SGDP by production of Livestock products Milk, Eggs.


  • Animal Health cover by way of treatment to Livestock against various Diseases; Vaccination.
  • Breeding coverage – by way of Artificial Insemination, Castration, and Pregnancy Diagnosis.
  • Protection of public Health by ensuring health of Livestock –food Animals; undertaking various measures –conducting faecal/Milk/blood examination ; postmortem of deceased


  • Cattle and Poultry Development.
  • Farmers –extension linkage –Skill Development Programmes; farmer’s awareness camps;


  • Implementation State sector schemes; Central Sector schemes and Centrally Sponsored Schemes.

Norms set by Department:

  • In order to carry the aim of the Department:- The targets are set forth in Animal Health Cover area ( Vaccination ); Breeding ( Artificial Insemination , Castration and Births); Protection of public health (faecal/ milk/Blood sample examination);
  • Implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes- DEDS and PVCFS.
  • The targets are set at the beginning of financial year; throughout the year, close supervision are ensured.

Rules and Regulations.  

The duties of the Department are executed through guided rules and regulation. The Animal Health coverage ; Cattle and Poultry Development ; Breeding Cover; Extension famer linkage and protection of public Health are rendered by qualified veterinary Assistant Surgeon at field level, assisted by Paravets.
As the Jammu and Kashmir Veterinary Council act 2001 prohibits treatment of animals by persons without B.V.Sc & AH qualification, Paravets are allowed to carry out only minor veterinary practices Artificial Insemination, Vaccination and administration of medicines prescribed by a Veterinarian.

Schemes for the farming Communities

Central Sector Schemes:

  1. Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme.
  2. Poultry Venture Capital Fund Scheme.

Central Sponsored Schemes

  1. Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY)
  2. Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA).
  3. Assistance to States for control of Animal Diseases (ASCAD).
  4. Animal Disease Monitoring and Surveillance (ADMAS).

Previous Achievement Achievements.

S.No. Commodity Achievement 2017-2018
01 Milk 89 thousand tonnes
02 Eggs 4.4million
03 Poultry meat 22.74lac kgs
04 Milk availability per captia 554ml/day/person
05 Milk requirement per capita per day as per ICMR recommendation 300ml/day/person
06 Artificial Insemination undertaken 33776
07 Births of crossbred Jersey and HF out of AI 11995
08 Dairy units established under DEDS scheme 80


Name Of the Official Designation Phone No.
Dr. Gh. Ahmad Lone Chief Animal Husbandry Officer , Bandipora 7006612796
Dr. Aarif Muhammad Khan Technical officer 7889818735