Improving Livestock Services Delivery by Mobile Veterinary Units in Odisha
Keywords:Mobile Veterinary Unit, Livestock service delivery, Veterinary Surgeon, Livestock inspector, Odisha
AbstractMobile Veterinary Unit (MVU), an ingenious way of livestock service delivery at the farmers’ doorstep is being operational under the Rastriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) in all the 314 blocks of Odisha. The study was carried out in Kandhamal district of Odisha to find out the suggestions from both the stakeholders, farmers who had availed the services of MVU and service providers (Veterinary Surgeon (VS) and Livestock Inspector (LI)) who had delivered the services to improve the efficacy of services of MVU. The analysis shows that most of the respondents expressed homogenous views and suggested more extension activities, adequate supply of free and good quality veterinary medicines, increasing manpower in MVUs, increasing frequency of repeated or follow up visits to villages, increasing salary of MVU professionals and making advanced diagnostic facility at field level to increase the livestock service delivery by MVUs.
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