Govt launches NADCP to control livestock ailments by 2025
The program aims at vaccinating over 24,000 livestock
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The department of animal husbandry has recently launched the National Animal-Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for the eradication of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in livestock at Dhanas village, Chandigarh.
The program aims to control livestock ailments by 2025 and eradicate these by 2030. It further aims at vaccinating over 24,000 livestock, including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs, against the FMD. Moreover, it aims at vaccinating all-female bovine calves against brucellosis disease in the city free of cost.
Tejdeep Singh Saini, Director, Animal Husbandry, while launching the scheme, said the prevalence of animal diseases was a serious impediment to the growth of the livestock sector. He added, “The effort will result in better productivity and acceptability of animal product world over. At present, the program will be undertaken following the Covid-19 guidelines”.
Therefore, now the department hopes that and intensified campaign against FMD and brucellosis will help to accomplish the mission of doubling dairy farmers' income.