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PM Modi Launches National Animal Disease Control Programme to Eradicate Foot & Mouth Disease

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme to eradicate Foot and Mouth Disease and Brucellosis in livestock as well as 18 other allied programmed from Mathura. There is no cure of Burcella and vaccination is the only way to prevent. Livestock farmers even face risk of transmission of Brucella through animals. Hence, brucella vaccination is very important for farmers and their livestock as well.

Modi visited the Pashudhan Arogya aur Vigyan Mela at Mathura. He also visited different stalls set up at the fair and got briefings on various medical treatments given to the livestock.

Experts at a stall conducted a surgery for horn cancer. Stalls displaying sonography in livestock, artificial insemination, artificial insemination through gun and other techniques related to health of livestock have been put up at the fair. Prime Minister also interacted with experts and veterinarians at the Pashu Arogya and Pashu Vigyan Mela. He witnessed the FMD vaccination being administered.

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Addressing the gathering, he announced an Aadhaar scheme to identify vaccinated cows.  He interacted with the farmers from various parts of the country. During the interaction he was told how government initiatives are transforming the lives of farmers. Prime Minister shared the steps taken by the government in the field of boosting milk production.

Earlier, Prime Minister participated in Gau Puja as he reached the venue of the Pashu Arogya and Vigyan Mela. Hitting out at critics, Prime Minister said that livestock are Indian farmers most valuable source of additional income and are the backbone of any agrarian economy.

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