India’s northeast Bihar State gears up to approve and implement a ‘livestock master plan’

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Village household scenes from northeastern India (photo credit: ILRI/Susan MacMillan).

Bihar is gearing up for a ‘livestock master plan’ being prepared for it by the International Livestock Research Institute (#800000">ILRI).

‘It is almost ready and ILRI experts will present its draft to the government here on July 4. The master plan, which will be for a 15–year period, will emphasise on various steps to give a push to dairy, goat-rearing, poultry, piggery and other allied sectors with an aim to improving food security and reducing poverty through better and more sustainable use of livestock. . . .

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