Year: 2023 | Month: March | Volume 10 | Issue 3

Flood: Mitigation Measures Adopted by Livestock Farmer and Strategies Developed for Livestock Management

Anitha M. V. Jagadeeswary and J. Shilpa Shree


India is the second most flood-affected country after Bangladesh. Karnataka has experienced severe floods earlier also during the last two decades. Keeping the above in view, the present study entitled “Mitigation measures adopted by livestock farmer and strategies developed for livestock management during flood” was taken up. The study was conducted purposively in Belagavi and Kalaburgi division of Karnataka. The data collection was done during the month of November and December 2021by personal interview method with the help of a pretested schedule in two divisions of north Karnataka with 160 respondents each making a total of 320 respondents. The results indicated that the majority of the respondents had adopted high mitigation measures concerned with feeding management (48.44%) and health care management (55.63%), where as farmers adopted medium mitigation measures as far as housing was concerned (51.25%) and marketing management (38.44%). Among the overall respondents majority of the respondents had adopted medium rehabilitation measures (44.69%), followed by high (34.38%) and low (20.93%). The findings would help in arranging awareness camps in villages and training programmes to different stake holders for strengthening the managemental measures to be taken during the flood. The findings can be used by the national disaster management agency, the minister of home affairs and the Indian government to establish a national disaster management framework. 

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