Vaccination drive against foot-and-mouth disease in Arunachal Pradesh
In a measure to vaccinate animals with Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis, Dr Taking Gammi, SVO SG in-charge NADCP INAPH of Nirjuli along with his team Licha Aka, AV and Nabam Joel, SM started a door-to-door coverage of vaccination and ear tagging including data compilation of National Animal Genetic Pool for timely follow up action.
Dr Taking Gammi as on Friday vaccinated and ear tagged around 200 animals to prevent them from Foot and Mouth Disease, Black Quarter and Haemorrhagic Septicaemia. Hence, to successfully eradicate FMD livestock owners are requested to comply with the process.
The National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) is a Central government mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11 September 2019 to eradicate Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis from the nation and the state.
In Arunachal Pradesh it was launched by Minister AHV and DD, Er Tage Taki on 15 October 2020 at Central Cattle Breeding Farm Nirjuli with an aim to eradicate FMD and Brucellosis from cattle, mithun, yak, buffalo, sheep, goat and pig livestock population.
The Foot and Mouth disease and Brucellosis severely affects the animals’ health and severely decreases milk production in animals. India, being the highest milk producer in the world, targets to eradicate FMD and Brucellosis by 2025.