Health Care for Livestock by Vedanta Hindustan Zinc in Rajasthan

Health Care for Livestock by Vedanta Hindustan Zinc in Rajasthan

Hindustan Zinc Ltd in association with the Rajasthan Government organized a massive vaccination drive in Rajasthan at the Hurda & Shahpura Tehsil that benefitted more than 60,450 Livestock belonging to over 4,650 farmers.

 

A significant step in bringing down cattle mortality & morbidity rate in Rajasthan

Health Care for Livestock by Vedanta Hindustan Zinc in RajasthanHindustan Zinc Ltd in association with the Rajasthan Government organized a massive vaccination drive in Rajasthan at the Hurda & Shahpura Tehsil that benefitted more than 60,450 Livestock belonging to over 4,650 farmers.

Reports suggest that India has the largest livestock population in the world, around 278 million. In Rajasthan, the Animal Husbandry sector is one of the largest contributors to the State Exchequer. It alone contributes to 8% of GDP of the State.

With around 567 lac livestock in Rajasthan, Animal Husbandry is a major source of income for the rural people. Animal Husbandry has played a significant role in reducing poverty in rural areas by generating various revenue models like milk production, wool production, mutton, to name a few.

While understanding the dependency of the rural people on the Livestock for sustainable livelihood, Hindustan Zinc Ltd has been focusing on the health care of these Livestock during such drives.

Through various vaccination camps in a span of 4 months, the company vaccinated about 34,800 and diagnosed and treated more than 25, 650 Livestock. Such health care drives have been essential in decreasing the cattle mortality & morbidity rate resulting in high productivity for the rural people.

Hindustan Zinc Ltd, a Vedanta Group Company in the Zinc-Lead-Silver business has been pro-actively working towards cattle breed improvement through artificial insemination and cattle immunization for increasing the milk yield capacities and productivity of milking animals.

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