Evaluation of Integrated Dairy Development Project (IDDP) in Non-operation Flood, Hilly and Backward Areas-A study in Mizoram

Livestock is an important occupation of the farm households in the North-Eastern states. However, a large percentage of animals in this part of the country are of non-descript types; less productive and poorly managed. These poor breeds of animals are the source of meat, milk, curd, ghee and other milk products. It provides subsidiary source of income to the farm families. The yield level of such indigenous non-descript animals are very low, even then these animals are the backbone of the rural economy of N.E. region.