Livestock to come under national focus tomorrow

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New Delhi, Sept 12 (UNI) Livestock sector, which contributes 5.3 per cent to India's gross domestic product, will come under focus at a conference of state ministers of animal husbandry and dairying being held here tomorrow.

The conference has been convened to devise a strategy for accelerated growth in the livestock sector, agriculture ministry said today.

Contribution of livestock to agriculture GDP was 23.8 per cent in 2002- 2003.

Being inaugurated by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, the conference will also be attended by experts in fields of veterinary and animal sciences, the ministry added.

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