Like agriculture, small scale livestock rearing is an important livelihood activity in the region. Most households keep cattle or goat for milk, manure, or meat. Milk yields for cattle in the region are very low. There are several reasons for this. The indiginous breed of cattle is inherently lower milk yielding than many hybrid varieties. Adequate nutritious fodder is a constraint for many farmers especially in the winters when green fodder availability is particularly low. Thirdly, there needs to be greater awareness on animal health and rearing practices. Chirag activities related to animal husbandry address the problem of access to nutritious fodder and health of livestock.