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Case Studies

sectors > Allied Agriculture
Health Dairy


Better animal health services in rural areas


Cattle owners in 15 hamlets of Madurai district, Tamil Nadu

The Challenge:

  • Disenchantment among farmers who had to travel over 5 kilometres for vaccination and treatment of cattle
  • Migration due to overall dissatisfaction with dairy farming

The Solution:

  • NABARD provided RIDF assistance for construction of a veterinary dispensary in Panaiyur
  • Dispensary also enabled the provision of fodder seeds
  • Capacity-building support in dairy management was extended to farmers

The Impact:

  • Besides vaccinations, over 100 artificial inseminations and 800 treatments are performed in the clinic every month
  • Increase in livestock population by over 30 percent within two years
  • Tangible improvement in incomes
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