ANIMAL HUSBANDRY DEPARTMENT
ANIMAL HUSBANDY. Introduction.
The Animal Husbandry Department was a separate department till the formation of the Zilla Parishad. In 1961, with the inception of the Zilla Parishad, the Animal Husbandry activities in the district are looked after by the Animal Husbandry section of the Agriculture department of the Zilla Parishad. At the State level, it still continues to function as a separate department.
At the State level, the department is headed by the Director
of Animal Husbandry, Maharashtra State, Poona. The Amravati district falls under Nagpur Division and hence the District Animal Husbandry Officer is responsible to the Regional Animal Husbandry Officer, Nagpur, in technical matters. For other matters he is responsible to the Agricultural Officer of the Zilla Parishad.
The Animal Husbandry Officer of the Zilla Parishad is assisted by one District Veterinary Officer, one Veterinary Officer, ten Veterinary Extension Officers, 37 Stockmen and the other necessary staff.
There are 58 veterinary institutions under the control of the
Zilla Parishad. They include one district veterinary hospital, 11 veterinary dispensaries including five maintained by the municipal committees, 31 first-aid centres including two maintained by municipal committees, two group village centres with stockmen-in-charge and five key village centres. During the year 1962-63, a sum of Rs. 1,92,965 was earmarked for the development of animal husbandry activities in the district.