Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying on Wednesday signed Memorandum of Understanding with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support India’s livestock sector. Both will work together on sustainably improving India’s livestock sector to support the nation’s food and nutritional security, and protect the economic wellbeing of small-scale livestock producers. The event was organized in New Delhi today as a part of ongoing celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, a commemoration of 75th year of India’s Independence.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Parshottam Rupala said, government is committed to monitor and significantly improve animal health and production in the country. He said, this partnership with the Gates Foundation will provide technical assistance to the Department to ensure sustainable growth and prosperity of India’s livestock sector.