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National animal disease control program

Date: 11 September 2019 Tags: Agriculture

Issue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the National Animal Disease Control programme as well as the National Artificial Insemination Programme in Mathura.

 

Background

Animal rearing is a very profitable profession in rural economies. But susception to diseases  to animals can cause losses. To prevent infection in animals, programs such as this has been undertaken.

 

Details

  • the programme aims at vaccinating over 500 Million Livestock against the Foot and Mouth Disease. It is being funded entirely by the central government ith a budget of Rs 12,652 crores for a period of 5 years.

  • The programme also aims at vaccinating 36 Million Female Bovine Calves annually in its fight against the Bruce-llosis disease.

  • The Programme has two components ,to control the diseases by 2025 and their eradication by 2030.

  • The launch of the National Animal Disease Control  Programme will take the country into a mission mode to save and nurture livestock, Indian farmers most valuable source of additional income.

  • This step is in line with government’s aim of doubling farmer’s income by 2022. The supplementary income to be generated will be through livestock rearing.