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Livestock Development Policy Choices

role. They are the major source of motive power in agriculture, provide basic nutrient in crop production and supply animal protein for human consumption in the form of milk and meat. Besides, the by-products from this sector support a large number of industries. It is against this background that Mishra has addressed a basic question namely, how to increase the output and services from bovine-holdings. Broadly Mishra's analysis of this question runs into three parts: chapters 1 and 2 provide an introduction to India's bovine economy; in the subsequent chapters from three to five the linkage between agriculture and livestock sector and the relations within the livestock sector and how shifts in these relationships could maximise milk and meat output from livestock- holdings are analysed; and in the remaining chapters the planning choices in livestock development are discussed. The analytical framework developed and the results obtained from its empirical verification in chapters three to five are the basis on which the planning exercises in chapters six and seven are built.

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