Livestock and Fisheries Production
The livestock and fisheries sectors are emerging as important “sunrise sectors” in the country. Since most livestock in India is owned by small and marginal farmers and landless people in rural areas especially in dryland areas, the sector’s rapid growth benefits the poorer households. Further, the role of women in these sectors is substantial. Focused attention to genetic upgradation, nutrition, management, disease surveillance and control, production of feeds, diagnostic kits and vaccines, post-harvest handling and processing and marketing of livestock and aquaculture produce, by-produce and wastes will be certainly rewarding. Work on monitoring and control of trans-boundary livestock diseases has important implications for human health, international trade and compliance with importing country requirements.