Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD) is responsible for matters relating to livestock production, preservation, protection & improvement of stocks, dairy development and also for matters relating to Delhi Milk Scheme (DMS) and National Dairy Development Board (NDDB).The Department advises the State Governments/ Union Territories in formulation policies and programmes in the field of animal husbandry and dairy development. The focal areas are
- Development of requisite infrastructure in States/ UTs for improving animal productivity.
- Preservation and protection of livestock through provision of health care.
- Strengthening of central livestock farms (Cattle, Sheep and Poultry) for development of superior germplasm for distribution to states.