Animal husbandry refers to raising or keeping of livestock (domestic animals) for farm purposes, use or profit by selling the same.
Importance of Animal Husbandry in India:
(i) Animal husbandry provides livestock production.
(ii) It is an integral part of crop farming and contributes significantly to household nutritional security.
(iii) Sheep provide us wool, mutton and skin.
(iv) Cows, buffaloes etc. provide us milk.
(v) It contributes to poverty elevation through increased household income.
(vi) Livestock production is an integral part of crop-farming and contributes in poverty elevation through increased household income.