Vol. 9, Special Issue 9 (2020)
Potential risks and their management strategies adopted by livestock owners during natural calamity in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Sanober Rasool, SA Hamdani, Aaliya Fayaz, Asiya Jan, Sadiya Sajad and AH Akand
Livestock population is the first to be affected in any precarious situation caused due to any natural calamity like earthquake, floods, volcanoes etc. and is the second most affected subsector after crops accounting for USD 11 billion or 36 percent of all the damages and losses reported. The main target of rescue, relief and rehabilitation is directed towards the Human population as a result the livestock sector gets meager or no help at all. The present study was purposively carried out in Kashmir Division of Jammu and Kashmir state that was severely hit by a devastating floods in September 2014. This study elaborates the perceived potential risks, needs and risk management strategies adopted by livestock owners during the floods of 2014. Majority of the respondents perceived that scarcity of potable water was the major risk associated when disaster like floods strike a particular area followed by effect on livestock marketing. Since the focus of Government and various organizations is on the people itself, majority of the livestock owners expected Government and Vet officials to visit the villages during disasters. The second important perceived need of majority of respondents included building of common shelter houses for livestock. Amongst the variousrisk cover and managemental strategies adopted by livestock farmers post floods, of which looking for Government relief/NGO/Organizational help turned out to be the most adopted practices.
How to cite this article:
Sanober Rasool, SA Hamdani, Aaliya Fayaz, Asiya Jan, Sadiya Sajad and AH Akand. Potential risks and their management strategies adopted by livestock owners during natural calamity in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2020; 9(9S): 27-29.