National Animal Disease Control Programme to eradicate Foot and Mouth Disease launched


By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Sep 11: KVK Imphal West, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region Manipur Centre Lamphelpat launched National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in livestock and National Artificial Insemination Programme Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the NADCP Wednesday at Mathura. The Centre has allocated Rs 12,652 crore for a period of five years till 2024 to bring the disease under control.
The programme held at ICAR Conference Hall was attended by MP Dr RK Ranjan Singh, Director Department of Vety & Animal Husbandry Manipur Dr H Chaoba Singh and Head ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region Manipur Dr N Prakash as presidium members.
Speaking at the event, MP Dr RK Ranjan said that the programme (NADCP) was launched to control Foot and Mouth Disease and Brucellosis in livestock.
He said that the mission was launched under Gokul Mission by Prime Minister Modi.
Controlling the FMD and Brucellosis will increase production and contribute in doubling farmers' income. The programme aims at improving rural economy and living standard of farmers, he said.
Commenting on the various schemes launched by the Centre to improve agricultural sector, Dr Ranjan said that Prime Minister had recently launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana to provide small and marginal farmers Rs 6,000 per year as minimum income support.
If all the schemes related to welfare of farmers are availed and utilised properly, the country will be able to achieve 5 trillion economy by 2024, he said.
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a severe, highly contagious viral disease of cattle and swine. It also affects sheep, goats, deer, and other cloven-hooved ruminants.
Because of the loss of production and the infectious state of the disease, infected animals are usually culled.
Brucellosis is an infectious disease that occurs from contact with animals carrying Brucella bacteria. Brucella can infect cattle, goats, camels, dogs, and pigs.