A HELP Program

A HELP Program for UPSC IAS
  • A HELP Program is launched in the State of Uttarakhand.
  • It is an initiative of the Union Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying and the Ministry of Rural Development.
  • The program aims to address the healthcare needs of the livestock population in a village.
  • ‘A-HELP’ means Accredited Agent for Health and Extension of Livestock Production.
  • ‘A-HELP’ are community-based women activists.
  • In the programme, members of women self-help groups registered under the State Rural Livelihood Mission, who are helping in various animal husbandry activities in the form of Pashu Sakhi, will be trained.
  • A-HELPs will help in
    • Preventing various infectious diseases in animals,
    • Artificial insemination under Rashtriya Gokul Mission (RGM), and
    • Tagging animals and animal insurance.

What is the Significance of A HELP Program?

  • A-HELPs assist veterinarians in local departmental activities.
  • They help livestock farmers to take loans for entrepreneurship development, fill out applications, mark the ear tagging of animals and register them in the INAF portal and help with insurance etc.
  • They assist in implementing various schemes and in providing information to the farmers at the grassroots level.

Latest News about A HELP Program

  • 17 April 2023:
    • Recently, the Uttarakhand government launched the ‘A-HELP’(Accredited Agent for Health and Extension of Livestock Production) programme.


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