Telangana accounts for 3.5% of India’s total geographical area and 2.9% of population and ranks 12th both in geographical area and population among Indian States. The State is newly formed 29th State in India and blessed with rich livestock resources especially cattle and Sheep population accounting to 5.52% of country’s population. Rural population in the State is predominantly agricultural with more than 2/3 of its workforce being engaged directly in the agriculture sector.
Mandate of the Department:
The mandate of the Department is to increase the availability of animal origin foods like milk, meat and eggs to human population through scientific breeding, feeding and disease management.
FISHERIES DEPARTMENT :
Fisheries is one of the fast growing sectors contributing to GSDP of the state as well as Generating income and employment. The Sector aims at exploitation of all the possible Resources under capture and culture fishery base for increasing fish production and Productivity through sustainable development. The sector is contributing considerably for, Food security, nutrition and health, lively hood security to rural population, and welfare of fishers.
Optimal utilization of natural resources for fish production, promote freshwater aquaculture, Supported by infrastructure and trained manpower.
Holistic development of the sector, with focus on enhancement of productivity and production, Self-sufficiency in fish seed demand, supply of fish at an affordable price in hygienic condition and render welfare schemes to fishers.