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Government Of Assam Animal Husbandry & Veterinary

Fodder Development

  • Assam is a State in North East India, situated South of the Eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak river valleys. Extending from to 96°E longitude and 24°8'N to 28°2’latitude, it has an area of 78, 438 km square. Livestock Sector of the Department includes animals like cattle, buffaloes, goats, sheep, pigs, horse, and rabbits.

    The Department, at present, concerned for fodder production mainly for the cross bred cattle population in order to increase their milk production.

    In future due to shrinkage of grazing land it may not be possible for open grazing, minimum open space may be available to a negligible nos. of animals. In such a situation, production & productivity of all animals would be dependent upon mainly on cultivated green fodder.

    At present, the chief purpose of green fodder production is to make it available to the cattle to increase production of quality milk. However, in coming days, it has to encompass all aspects of animal rearing viz. quality milk, meat, egg production, general animal health, fertility & reproduction etc.

    Hence, to cover all kind of situations & all types of farm animals the purview & scope of the Fodder Sector proportionately be widen. Success of livestock Sector is directly co-related with the production & supply of quality green fodder beyond any doubt.

    Whom to Contact

    Dr. N. N. Mahanta
    Deputy Director (Fodder)
    A.H & Vety Deptt. Assam
    Guwahati  3
    Phone: 9435403434
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