The memorandum of understanding will explore the marketing possibilities of herbal medicines on a sustainable basis.
MoU Between Department of Animal Husbandry and Ministry of AYUSH
09 April 2021 Current Affairs:The Ministry of Animal Husbandry under the Ministry of Fisheries, Livestock and Dairy and the Ministry of AYUSH signed a memorandum of understanding to introduce the concept of Ayurveda and its related disciplines into veterinary medicine. Help establish a regulatory mechanism to use Ayurveda in the field of veterinary medicine.
♦ It will also focus on capacity building in related fields through training.
♦ The memorandum of understanding will explore the marketing possibilities of herbal medicines on a sustainable basis.
♦ It will provide the cultivation, protection and preservation of medicinal plants.
♦ The cooperation will develop a herbal veterinary education program.
♦ It will make farmers and dairy farmers aware of the importance and utilization of herbal veterinarians and the cultivation of herbal medicines.
Animal Husbandry in India:
According to the “2021 Economic Survey”, the contribution rate of livestock increased from 24.32% in 2014-15 to 28.63% in 2018-19. According to the 20th Livestock Census, the total stock of livestock in India is 557.8 million. India has the largest livestock population in the globe. In June 2020, the Indian government established the Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund. The total investment in the plant is 15,000 crore rupees. The Indian government launched a national animal disease control plan. The plan was launched for brucellosis and foot-and-mouth disease. Approximately Rs 13,343 crore has been allocated for the plan. The national animal survey mission was launched in 2014-15. This is to ensure the quality and quantity improvement of the livestock production system. A national artificial insemination program was initiated to propose new methods of immersion in female varieties.