The government will spend Rs 9,800 crore on livestock development over the next five years in a bid to leverage almost Rs 55,000 crore of outside investment into the sector.
All schemes of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying will be merged into three broad categories.
The first will include the Rashtriya Gokul Mission, which focusses on the development of indigenous breeds, as well as the National Programme for Dairy Development, the National Livestock Mission, and the Livestock Census and Integrated Sample Survey.
2) Disease Control
The second one includes the Livestock Health and Disease Control scheme and the National Animal Disease Control Programme.
The third will merge the Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund and the Dairy Infrastructure Development Fund, and also incorporate support to dairy cooperatives and Farmer Producer Organisations engaged in dairy activities.