Working Groups for the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-2012)

Animal Husbandry and Dairying

Dated 12th May, 2006

In the context of preparing Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-2012), it has been decided to constitute a Working Group on Animal Husbandry and Dairying as per the following composition and Terms of Reference:

I. Composition


Dr. K. Pradhan, Former Vice Chancellor, Rajasthan and Orissa Agricultural University, C-24, HIG Housing Board Colony, Barmunda, Bhubaneswar-751003



Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, Former Member, Planning Commission, 3rd Cross Street, Institutional Area, Taramani, Chennai - 600 113



Prof. N.S. Ramaswamy, Director, CARTMAN, 870, I7E Main, Koramangala-6th Block, Bangalore-560095



Dr. V.K. Taneja, Deputy Director General (Animal Sciences), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi-110001



Shri D. Tikku, Managing Director, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Anand, Gujarat



Dr. S.K. Bandyopadhyay, Animal Husbandry Commissioner, D/o Animal Husbandry and Dairying and Fisheries, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi-110001



Dr. M.P. Yadav, Director, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Uttar Pradesh-243122



Dr. Sushil Kumar, Director, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal 132001, Haryana



Dr. R.P. Sharma, Project Director, Project Directorate on Poultry, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad - 500030



Shri Animesh Banerjee, President, Indian Dairy Association, C/o IDA House, Sector IV, R.K.Puram, New Delhi-110022 -



Shri K.S. Money, Chairman, Agricultural Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA), NCUI Building, 3, Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Deihi-110016 -



Shri P. Uma Shankar, Managing Director, National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), 4 Siri Institutional Area, Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110016 -



Project Coordinator, National Research Centre on Pigs (NRC on Pigs), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Guwahati, Assam



Shri Dushyant Kumar, Managing Director, National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD), 3rd Floor, 'C Wing, C-24, 'G' Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai-400 051



Dr. R. Balasubramanian. Secretary. Animal Welfare Board of India, P.B. No. 8672, 13/1, Third Seaward Road, Valmiki Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai - 600 041


16. Dr. Anup Bhowmik, Secretary, Veterinary Council of India, A-Wing, II Floor, August Kranti Bhawan, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066 Member


Dr. N.G. Hegde, Managing Trustee, Bhartiya Agro Industry Foundation, Dr. Manibhai Desai Nagar, Warje, NH 4, Pune-411058



Dr. K.A. Singh, Director, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Gwalior Road, Near Pahuj Dam, Jhansi-284 003(U.P.)



Dr. R.P.S. Tyagi, Ex Vice-Chancellor, Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwa Vidhalaya at P.O., Palampur, Himachal Pradesh-



Shri D.K. Rao, Secretary, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Govt, of Gujarat, Secretariat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat



Dr. Mohammad Deen, Secretary, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Civil Sectt., Govt, of J and K, Srinagar



Shri U. Khobragade, Secretary, Agri. Animal Husbandry, Fisheries Deptt., Govt, of Maharashtra, Mumbai 400 032



Dr. U.K. Thanvi, Director, Deptt. of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Govt, of Rajasthan, Jaipur



Dr. R. Krishnaraj, Prof. and Head, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), Madhavaram Milk Colony, Chennai - 600051, Tamil Nadu



Dr. S.S. Ghosh, Vice Chancellor, West Bengal University of Animal Sciences, 68, Kshudiram Bose Sarani, Kolkata, West Bengal - 700 037



Shri Atul Sinha, Member Secretary, NCF, Ministry of Agriculture, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi-110001



Dr. V.V. Sadamate, Adviser (Agriculture), Planning Commission, New Delhi



Smt. Anuradha Desai, Chairperson of the National Egg Co-ordination Committee and Chairperson of Venkeshwara Hatcheries Ltd., Pune, Maharashtra



Dr. Shyam Zawar, Vice President (Cattle R and D) Raymond Limited and Secretary, J.K. Trust Gram Vikas Yojana, Pokharan Road No. 1, Jekegram, Thane 400 606 (Maharashtra)



Joint Secretary, M/o Food Processing Industries, Govt, of India, Panchsheel Bhawan, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi-10049



Shri VS. Chavan, Managing Director, Warana Dairy, Warananagar, Dist. Kolhapur



Smt. Rugmini Parmar, Director (PF-II), Ministry of Finance, North Block, New Delhi -110001



Smt. Neerja Rajkumar, Joint Secretary (P and D Dev), Deptt. of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Ministry of Agriculture, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi-110001

Member Secretary

II. Terms of Reference

  1. To review the achievements of physical and financial targets under various Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Programmes and Projects in the states during me Ninth Plan period and identify the reasons of shortfall, if any and suggest corrective measures.
  2. To review critically the progress of on-going Central Sector and Centrally Sponsored Schemes with reference to their objectives, targets/achievement and recommend their continuance/discontinuance/modifications and suggest new schemes for promoting the development of this sector.
  3. To suggest ways and means for augmenting resource generation and fund flow for development of this sector and to assess the present rote of different financial institutions like NABARD, NCDC, Public Sector and Cooperative banks etc. in this sector and suggest modes for their direct involvement.
  4. To assess the impact of WTO and SPS (Sanitary and Phyto Sanitary) regulatory system on livestock production at large and products in particular so as to project perspective plan of  infrastructure building, strengthening and regulatory mechanism though a broad based programme; identify measures for effective animal quarantine and disease control through installation of Q.A. (Quality Assurance) system for laboratories, clinics etc.
  5. To review the existing machinery and systems for estimation of animal husbandry statistics (including animal by-products) and to suggest measures for improvement in data collection method and primary estimation,
  6. To suggest measures to attract and retain educated youth in these sectors and recommend for this purpose methods of technological upgrading of animal husbandry, processing and associated marketing infrastructure,
  7. To evolve a contingency programme for replacement of livestock perished during natural calamities and to sustain productivity of surviving animals,
  8. To review and suggest measures for control and eradication of animal diseases and to increase health cover facilities for optimizing livestock production,
  9. To study the importance of animal welfare measures on the export of animal products and by-products and suggest measures to improve the well being of animals,
  10. To suggest measures for augmentation of feed and fodder resources for sustaining livestock, particularly in drought years,
  11. To suggest an action plan for industrialization of commercial poultry sector and measures for intervention to improve the productivity of rural poultry production system,
  12. To suggest measures for augmentation of demand for liquid milk through diversification of milk products and their marketing,
  13. To identify the mode of involving masses in the delivery of veterinary and animal husbandry services thorough participation of women and NGO's at the grass root level so as to make this sector interactive and responsive to the requirement of the rural poor to upgrade their economic status,
  14. To address production and promotion of Small Ruminants. Keeping in view area specific approach,
  15. To develop an institutional mechanism for direct interaction among research institutions, state animal husbandry departments and NGO's; strengthening of animal husbandry extension programme.

2. The Working Group may co-opt any other official/ non-official member or a representative of any organization as additional member of the Working Group, if required.

3. The Working Group may also examine and address such other issues as may be considered important but are not specifically spelt out in the ToRi The Working Group may devise its own procedures for conducting its business including meetings.

4. The expenditure of the official members on TA/DA in connection with the meetings of the Working Group will be borne by their respective organization to which they belong as per the rules of entitlement applicable to them. In case of non-officials, the TA/DA will be borne by the Planning Commission as admissible to Class-I Officers of the Government of India under SR 190(a) .

5. The Working Group will submit its Interim Report by the end of June 2006 and Final Report by the end of September 2006 to the Planning Commission.

6. Dr. C.S. Sahukar, Deputy Adviser (AH), Planning Commission, Room No. 320, Yojana Bhawan, New Delhi (Tel.: No. 23096731), will be the nodal officer in the Planning Commission for this Working Group and any query / correspondence may be made with him.