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

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 (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. . . .