Mains-71: Economics of Animal-rearing

Poultry Sector has organized itself into an organized business. But this development is highly skewed. Comment

Over the years India’s poultry sector has transformed itself from a supplementary backyard activity to a highly organised farming business as: Over 80% of egg and poultry meat output in the country is from organised commercial farms. At an average rate of Rs 4, the 100 billion-plus egg production would be worth more than Rs ..

Farmers of India are moving to buffaloes in place of cows. The farmer decision-making is largely influenced by the economic factors. Examine this in light of livestock policies of the country.

India has the largest livestock population in the world and hence also the biggest milk producer in the world. But it is also the third largest bovine meat exporter to nearly 70 countries. There is a direct link between these facts as the farmers in India often sell their unproductive buffaloes to the open market ..

How the Sex Sorted Semen scheme of Uttar Pradesh aims to address the menace of stray bulls?

With the ban on cow slaughter in place, Uttar Pradesh was struggling to tackle with the menace of the growing number of stray cows. To tackle this menace the Uttar Pradesh government is experimenting with sex selection to tackle stray bulls. Sex Sorted Semen Scheme: The Uttar Pradesh government plans to reduce the numbers of ..


What was the contribution of Sardar Patel in Dairy Sector of India?

Sardar Patel has not only been a unifying factor of a divided country but also his devotion to the cause of farmers was unmatchable. As India inaugurates the statue of unity, the statue of Sardar Patel it would be interesting to recollect Patel’s contribution to Indian dairy farmers. Patel’s contribution to dairy sector In 1942, ..

Explain the terms LED fishing, bull- trawling, purse seining and gill netting with respect to fishing highlighting issues created by each of them.

LED Fishing In LED fishing, LED lights are used to attract fishes. LED lights are used of mostly between 1600 watts and 5000 watts, and could attract fish up to 10 km. Use of LED lights for fishing generate intense heat which causes poor catches of fish and death of small of fish, which is ..