Can CSR Funds Strengthen Indian Livestock Sector?
Indian Animal Husbandry Sector is under-resourced. Increased investments from the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds can improve the performance of this sector, argue Mahesh Chander, Devesh Thakur and Adesh Kumar Verma. Read More.
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As it is known that the Dept of Animal Husbandry has monopoly on the delivery of animal husbandry services in the country- again one of the reasons for ineffective delivery of services. In the absence of another service delivery organisation, the livestock owners have no option except to depend upon the DAH services, irrespective of the degree of effectiveness. Unless the delivery of services become something like monopolistic competition it is difficult to visualise improvement in the delivery of these services. In this scenario even if there is little duplication heavens will not fall. As highlighted by the authors the extension professionals must try to tap the CSR funds for livestock development. This can happen with building up personal rapport with the stakeholders.