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Livestock economy of Punjab: Need to strengthen animal health and veterinary services for sustainable development


Hanish Sharma and V.M. Wadhawan



Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2015, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 359) Last page : ( 363)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2015.00041.4

Livestock economy of Punjab: need to strengthen animal health and veterinary services for sustainable development

Sharma Hanish*, Senior Research Fellow, Wadhawan V.M., Joint Director
RDDL (North Zone), Jalandhar (India)


JEL Classification: I11, Q01

Online published on 10 March, 2015.

Considering the significant contribution of livestock sector to the economy of Punjab, the present paper has examined the provisions of animal health and veterinary services, especially with respect to manpower, in the state using the secondary data. The findings have revealed that there has been a perceptible growth in production of various livestock products. There has been infrastructure build-up in terms of veterinary institutions, but the manpower is becoming more acute in the animal husbandry department. These trends will have implications for the delivery of quality animal health and veterinary services in the long-run. The study has suggested that measures should be undertaken to strengthen animal health care and veterinary services for developing a strong livestock economy in the state

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