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Himachal Pradesh to Start 'Project Sanjeevani for livestock Health Care

Published on April 13, 2023
Current Context: Himachal Pradesh government will start “Project Sanjeevani” or National Animal Disease Control Program – Mobile Veterinary Van unit (NADCP-AHD-MVU) for livestock health care and to provide quality veterinary services to the livestock farmers.
Himachal Pradesh to Start 'Project Sanjeevani for livestock Health Care
  • An MoU has been signed between the Animal Husbandry Department (AHD) and Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited (BFIL), a subsidiary of IndusInd Bank, for "Project Sanjeevani".
  • This project aims to provide veterinary services to farmers in 44 blocks located in 12 districts of the state through the integration of a centralized call center at the Directorate of Animal Husbandry with 44 mobile veterinary ambulances. Animal husbandry is a significant component of the rural economy in Himachal Pradesh, which is primarily based on agriculture.
  • The state has a livestock population of around 4.41 million, and livestock health care is crucial for every rural household.
Project Sanjeevani
  • The proposed initiative aims to establish mobile veterinary clinics that will bring veterinary services directly to farmers in their homes. It also involves the creation of an integrated call centre as a one-stop point of contact for all livestock health care and vaccination needs.
  • Through this project, farmers will be able to access comprehensive information on curative treatments, vaccinations, artificial insemination, preventive care, and animal husbandry, all from the comfort of their homes. The initiative will reduce the financial burden of traveling to existing clinics and buying medicines for sick animals.
  • Moreover, the initiative will utilize a mobile app to connect doctors and farmers, track the efficiency of service delivery, record prescribed drugs and livestock pathological data on a single platform, and offer guidance on nutritional care for animals. This program is expected to benefit farmers in 44 blocks across 12 districts in the state.


Q.1 Which state to start 'Project Sanjeevani for livestock health care?
a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Himachal Pradesh
c. Madya Pradesh
d. Haryana
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