On November 18, 2020, Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd (BFIL), a subsidiary of IndusInd Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Animal Husbandry Department (AHD) of Maharashtra Government to enhance doorstep delivery of livestock care to farmers in the state. The Joint initiative is titled ‘Maha Pashudhan Sanjeevani’ and will be supported by BFIL as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Dignitaries present during the Signing Ceremony:
The agreement was signed in the presence of Maharashtra Animal Husbandry Minister Sunil Kedar, Sports and Youth Minister, Anoop Kumar and officials of the State Government and IndusInd Bank.
i.The Scheme will be implemented under the Mukhyamantri Pashu Swasthya Yojana.
ii.The doorstep services will include curative treatment, vaccination, artificial insemination, preventive care and all animal husbandry related information.
iii.The initiative will ensure all veterinary services for farmers at just a phone call and the toll-free number 1962 will be operational from January 2021.
iv.The first phase of the initiative will serve farmers in 81 talukas located in 31 districts of maharashtra. Maharashtra has a total cattle population of 1.96 crores.
v.The field veterinary services will be deployed through an Integrated telemedicine and service management platform developed by BFIL.
Recent Related News:
i.On 23rd October 2020, Yashomati Thakur, Maharashtra’s Minister of Women and Child Welfare launched the digital platform “Tarang Suposhit Maharashtracha ”, of the Women and Child Welfare Department, Government of Maharashtra.
Festivals – Gudi Padwa, Makar Sankranta and Ratha Saptami, Marabats and Badgyas
Dances – Lavani, Nakata, Koli, Lezim, Gafa, Dahikala Dasavtar, Pavri