Animal Husbandry is an agricultural practice of breeding and raising livestock. Many farmers are of the opinion that animal husbandry is not necessarily profitable as farmers look for direct benefits such as milk and meat and ignore indirect benefits like manure and gobar gas.
SKDRDP conducts regular awareness camps and demonstrations on animal husbandry to educate farmers on the full range of products that animal husbandry can be used for. SKDRDP constructs low cost sheds, compost and vermi units and gobar gas units. The organization also introduces modern technologies and exotic breeds and high yielding fodder grass varieties such as Azola in order to increase the income of farmers.
SKDRDP has recently expanded its services to become a corporate agent of National Insurance Company and has formally popularized animal insurance for cattle. During the year 2012-13, 1,270 milk cows were insured during the year. The insurance company settled 68 claims during the year amounting to Rs. 9.71 lakhs.