In accordance to the 20th Livestock census carried out in June 2019, the population of cattle and goats enhanced by 74 for every cent and seventeen.65 for every cent respectively, over a interval of ten many years. The State authorities attributed this raise to a programme begun in 2011, whereby milch cows, goat and sheep have been distributed absolutely free of expense to rural lousy females, who so grew to become homeowners of movable property that could be liquidated in periods of have to have.
A whole of 11.67 lakh lousy females have been provided with 46.70 lakh goats/sheep throughout the interval 2011-twelve to 2019-20. This, in turn, fetched overall returns of all around ₹1,953 crore, main to economic upliftment of rural lousy females.
The scheme, which empowered rural lousy females economically, will be continued in 2020-21. For the duration of this calendar year, six lakh goats/sheep will be specified