NEVLA was formally established on
25 November 1990
through the initiation of (mid-level technicians) para professionals working in
the areas of animal health services in Nepal. During the course of its history,
it has completed eight National General Assembly, four National Meetings and has
celebrated 28 Establishment Day.
and implement plans for the benefit of Nepalese farmers and para veterinary
professionals through the promotion of creative activities related to the
professional rights and development of linkages with national and international
to generate resources for the protection, promotion and development of rights
of its members and to expand their technical knowledge, skills and research.
Uniqueness of the Association
Unlike other professional
organizations established in Nepal, which primarily focus on their member’s
right, this association from the early days of its establishment has been
focusing primarily on the protection of the rights of Nepalese farmers for the
commercialization, promotion and development of agriculture and livestock enterprises.
It has thus been conducting activities related to the protection and promotion
of rights of its members alongside its primary focus. This association believes
that prosperous Nepal can be built by the economic transformation through the modernization,
commercialization and industrialization of the agriculture and livestock
businesses. It is due to this belief that the association gives primary
priority for the advocacy of the protection and promotion of the rights of
Nepalese farmers. It is the uniqueness of this association that the rights of
the members are addressed next to the rights of the broad farming communities.
The association has developed
linkages with like-minded international professional organizations with the
objective to align common national and international issues in the areas of livestock
services and animal health. In this context, the association got membership of
the International Veterinary Nurses and
Technician’s Association (IVNTA) on October 2010. The association also
emphasizes to establish friendly relations with other international
organizations working in the areas of livestock services. This has helped to
make conducive environment to get information about new technologies, policies,
rules and activities related to professional rights developed at the
Membership and Organizational Structure
of this association include about 3900 para veterinary professionals working in
the organized sector and civil service, 1750 working in Semi government sectors
and 21000 working in the private sector.
central office of this association is in Veterinary complex, Tripureshwor,
association is composed of one central working committee, seven provincial
committee, seventy-five district working committee and 753 local level unit
Nepal Veterinary Council Act governs the regulation and protection of rights of
veterinary doctors only. This law does not includes the regulation of para
veterinary technicians and village level animal health workers (VAHWs). The
Association initiated to develop a single regulatory framework to cover all the
technicians based on qualifications and capacity by amending the above law and
the bill has been filed in the parliament for approval.
of the existing Animal Health and Livestock Services Act, Animal Slaughterhouse
and Meat Inspection Act and the draft Veterinary Medicine Act are underway to
ensure the rights of veterinary para professionals in these acts.
decisions have been made to allocate at least 15 percent of the budget
allocated to Village Development Committees (VDCs) for the agriculture sector.
a long time this association had advocated the issue of agriculture and
livestock insurance and the Government of Nepal has now implemented the
insurance program covering 75 percent of the insurance premium as subsidy by
association had put demands for the allocation of 20 percent of total loans
from the banking sector for agricultural development. This demand has been
partially fulfilled as the Nepal Rastra Bank (central bank of Nepal) by making
it mandatory for all banks to allocate 15 percent of the loans for agriculture
and energy sector development.
association led for the provision of one agriculture and livestock technicians
at the VDC level. Until now 1500 agriculture technicians and 1500 livestock
technicians each have been working in the VDCs .
association has been successful to incorporate its issues and demands in the 20
year Agriculture Development Strategy. Alongside, the policy related issues
advocated by the association has also been mentioned in the 40-point
declarations of the Ministry of Livestock Development.
association had been putting demands for the provision of hazard allowances for
staffs working in the laboratory. Accordingly, decision has been made by the
government to provide 25 percent additional monthly allowances, free annual
health check-up, 25 percent additional pension and up to one million amount of medical
support for severely diseased staffs working at least ten years in the
laboratory. The family members will also receive amount of one million if the
staff dies due to accidents while working in the laboratory.
association has led national level campaigns that pressurized the government to
provide agricultural loans at 5 percent interest rate and provision of
agriculture and livestock technicians at the VDC level.
association has conducted more that 2000 multipurpose free animal health camps
on its own that provided health services to more than 8.5 million livestock.
association mobilized teams to the districts affected by devastating earthquake
of 2015 for providing technical services. Around one million amount of veterinary
medicines, food and non-food relief items were distributed to the affected
population. Additionally, the association has donated 1.6 million amounts to
the Prime Minister Disaster Relief Fund for the earthquake and flood victims.
association has constructed Farmer
reception rooms (Krishak Chautari) in 36 district livestock service
95 percent of the total 5 million artificial inseminations done in cattles are
performed by the para veterinarians in the country and 80 percent of the
livestock health services in the rural areas are provided by them.
Welfare Fund has been established to provide services for those para
veterinarians in need.
association has advocated for the provision of revolving fund of 250 million amount
to provide interest free loans to self-employed para veterinarians and those
working in the private sector.
- Work in the formulation and amendment of
laws, rules, and regulations to ensure the rights of para veterinary
- Help to check the emigration of self-employed
livestock technicians by mobilizing them in the areas of livestock production
and entrepreneurship development.
- Put demand to the government for the
formulation and implementation of action plans for the modernization,
commercialization and industrialization of the agricultural sector.
- Advocacy for the allocation of at least 15
percent of the national budget to the agriculture and livestock sector.
- Focus on the commercialization of the
agriculture and livestock enterprises, taking villages as the centre for
- Promote livestock enterprise as major sector
of employment generation.
- Institutionalize the provision of VDC level
technical services and insurance schemes; prioritize the establishment of
farmer bank and development of market linkages for the farmers. Work to
increase the access of farmers to the subsidies provided by the local
- Encourage the members of the association to
be aligned with the defined professional activities, making them accountable to
their social responsibility and initiate innovative activities in their
- Develop and implement short term and long
term action plans for the capacity and skill development of the para veterinary