Angora Rabbit Breeding Programme
The climate of the State is favourable for rearing of Angora Rabbits and it is a good source of income and self employment. With the assistance of UNDP Department has established a germ plasm centre at Nagwain (District Mandi ) where pure breeds are being bred on scientific lines. At this centre training to interested breeders is being imparted and trained persons are being provided infrastructure and rabbits for starting their own rabbit breeding farms. Another rabbit farm at Kandwari in Palampur is also being run by the department where German Angora Rabbits are being reared. Interested un-employed Youth can undergo training in rabbit rearing at above mentioned farms. H.P. Wool Federation procures rabbit wool from farmers on minimum support price fixed by Government from time to time.
The rabbit population in State is 5,842.