Animal Husbandry

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 gujer and bakerwal population depends exclusively on livestock 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 Officers- Bandipora, Sonawari and Gurez headed by Block Veterinary Officers (02) and Incharge  Block Veterinary Officer (01)=03 .
  • ICD Sumbal, ICD Hajin, ICD Baharabad, ICD Naidkhai, ICD Asham, ICD Ajas, ICD Nowgam,LDC Aloosa’ ICD Quil, ICDQzipora, ICD Garoora, LDC Gabipathri, ICD Arin, LDC Chittibanday , ICD Bandipora, Sub Unit Neeru, TU Dawar; Sub unit Bagtore, Sub-unit Badugam, VD Achoora headed by Veterinary Assistant Surgeons
  • Rest Centres manned by paravets under supervision of Veterinary Assistant surgeons.



  • Animal Husbandry Extension Service.
  • Veterinary Medical facilities to the Livestock.
  • Contribution to UTGDP by production of Livestock products Milk, Eggs, Poultry Meat



  • 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 ; post-mortem of deceased livestock.



  • Cattle, Equine and Poultry Development.



  • Implementation State sector schemes; Central Sector schemes and Centrally Sponsored Schemes.
  • Farmers –extension linkage –Skill Development Programmes; farmer’s awareness camps;



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); Safeguarding Public health of zoonotic implication.(faecal/ milk/Blood sample testing);
  • Implementation of UT Sponsored Schemes- IDDS, FDS And IPDP.
  • The targets are set at the beginning of financial year; throughout the year, close supervision is 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 Registered Veterinarian.


Schemes for the farming Communities.


S.No Name of Scheme Component & Brief Description Eligibility Where to apply
1 National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) • FMD-CP – Free of cost vaccination for 100% coverage
• Brucella-CP – Free of cost vaccination for 100% coverage
Conduct respective vaccination of all animals as per schedule.
Livestock Farmers Concerned VAS Centre
2 Kissan Credit Card To provide Working capital for dairy / poultry farmers with 2% interest subvention and 3% prompt re-payment incentive (benefit up-to Rs. 3.00 lacs, no collateral guarantee/ mortgage up-to Rs. 1.60 lacs) All livestock farmers Concerned VAS Centre
3 Integrated Dairy Development Scheme (IDDS) ( Support is given by the department in terms of incentives/ subsidy for the following activities:-
a) Establishment of dairy units (5 cows/ buffaloes per Unit; maximum 10 units);
b) Establishment of Milk collection/chilling/processing unit;
c) Establishment of market infrastructure including milk ATMs;
d) Establishment of milk transportation system and
e) Environment Management of Dairy Farms
Any individual /group of individuals/milk processing unit holders/milk
federation/ retailer/ self help group/ dairy cooperative
society/farmers producer organization (subject to fulfilling of eligibility)
Concerned VAS Centre
4 Integrated Poultry Development Program (IPDP) The scheme provides support incentives/subsidy
for the following:·
a) Insurance of broiler poultry birds (D.O.C’s);
b) Establishment of Poultry Dressing and processing unit·
c) Market intervention by establishing Mobile Poultry Processing cum
Dressing unit;
d) Establishment of poultry rendering unit;
e) Machinery/Equipment for Poultry Farms &
f) Mini Incubators for backyard poultry.
Any individual / group of individuals/Poultry Farm unit holders/Poultry retail units /SHG’s/ Poultry Cooperatives/ farmers producer organization can avail the benefits of scheme. Concerned VAS Centre
5 Fodder Development Scheme The scheme provides support incentives/subsidy
for the following:·

A) Cattle Feed Processing Units:

i) Establishment of Commercial Cattle Feed Mill/Plant.

ii) Establishment of Nano/small Cattle Feed Mill/Plant by a

dairy farmer.

iii) Infrastructural support.


B) Fodder Development:

i) Establishment of Silage Making Unit.

ii) Establishment of TMR Fodder Block Making Unit.

iii) Assistance for procurement of Mini Tractors for cultivation

of fodder.

iv) Assistance for purchase of Fodder Harvester/ reaper/

Chaff Cutters.

v) Establishment of Hydroponic fodder making unit.

vi) Establishment of Azolla Fodder plot.

Any individual/ group

of individuals/ Milk

Maximum Federation I

cooperative I SHGs




Any Individual farmer or

a group of farmers with a

minimum dairy Farm Size

of 5 cows or 10 Kanals of

cultivable land/ orchard

land suitable for fodder



Concerned VAS Centre

Previous Achievements.


S.No. Commodity Achievement 2021-22
01 Milk 124.17435 thousand tonnes
02 Eggs 4.497257 millions
03 Poultry meat 25.74lac kgs
04 Milk availability per capita 810 ml/day/person
05 Milk requirement per capita per day as per ICMR recommendation 300 ml/day/person
06 Artificial Insemination undertaken 32748 numbers
07 Births of crossbred Jersey and HF out of AI 9368
08 Dairy units established under IDD scheme 72
09 Milk –machines established under IDDS 04
10 BMC’s established under IDDS 01
11 Milk Vans established under IDDS 04
12 IPDP farms established under IPDP 09
13 Transport Vehicles established under IPDP 02
14 Poultry Equipments established under IPDP 06
15 Poultry Mini- processing Unit established under IPDP 01
16 Chaff cutter established under Fodder Development Scheme 01
17 Dairy cattle insurance done under NLM Risk Management 1340
18 KCC (dairy +poultry ) cases sanctioned 4788
19 KCC (dairy +poultry ) amount Disbursed Rs 29.4392 Crores


Name Of the Officer Designation Phone No.  
Dr. Gh. Ahmad Lone Chief Animal Husbandry Officer , Bandipora 7006612796  
Dr. Waseem Rehman Technical officer to CAHO Bandipora 01957225144  

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