Key Village Scheme: Puducherry

Details of Key Village Scheme
Name of the SchemeKey Village Scheme
Sponsored byState Government
Ministry/DepartmentAnimal husbandry and animal welfare department
DescriptionLivestock forms an integral part of our agricultural economy. After Independence during the First Five Year Plan(1951-56) a programme called as Key Village Scheme was launched. This was initially to cover a population of 10,000 breedable cows and buffaloes at National level. Initially natural service was practised but later Artificial Insemination(A.I.) was introduced at most of these Key Village Centres. In Puducherry the Artificial Insemination Centre was started on 10.12.1956 and the Frozen Semen Bank was started on 21-03-1978 .
Benefit TypeSubsidy,
Details basic objective of the scheme is the rapid multiplication of crossbred cattle for meeting the acute shortage of high quality animals by grading up of the indigenous cattle population.
Eligibility criteriaKey Village Centres 4 blocks in Puducherry and KVC one Block in Karaikal 45 Key Village Units in Puducherry, 14 Key Village Units in Karaikal, 3 Key Village Units in Mahe and 3 Key Village Units in Yanam Region.
How to AvailJoint Director, Animal Husbandry and welfare Department
Validity of the Scheme
Introduced On 10 / 12 / 1956
Valid Upto 08 / 03 / 2021
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Source: National Portal Content Management Team  (Puducherry, 18-05-2010)