Nationwide vaccination prog also launched in State
Lok Sabha, MP, R.K. Ranjan Singh today launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme and the National Artificial Insemination Programme today at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Bishnupur District, Utlou, Manipur.
Speaking on the occasion, R.K. Ranjan as chief guest said the programme is launched nationwide by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi today at Mathura, Uttar Pradesh with an aim to vaccinate over 500 million livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pig against foot and mouth disease (FMD). It also aims to vaccinate over 36 million Female Bovine Calves annually in its fight against the Brucellosis disease, he said.
The programme was launched simultaneously across the nation in all KVKs which are located at 687 districts, he said. In support of the programme launched by Narendra Modi, a similar programme is being launched in the State at KVK, Utlou, Bishnupur.
It is said that the programme is fully funded by central government with an aim towards doubling the farmers’ income of Narendra Modi.
Ranjan further said with the launching of the programme across the country, it would control animal diseases by 2025 and will eradicate them by 2030. The Prime Minister launched the programme from Mathura as the place is taken as one of the most sacred place for Hindus, he added.
He said most of the rural economies are based on cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs. To fulfil on doubling farmers’ income, Modi focuses to eradicate such diseases which infect animals.
As the staple food of the country is also milk based, to strengthen white revolution government focus to eradicate FMD, he added.
Functional host, principal scientist and head, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Utlou, Bishnupur, R.K. Imotomba Singh said there are about 678 KVKs in the country where 616 KVKs are functioning properly. The State has 4 KVK centres which are accredited as A-grade, he added.
Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Institute of Agricultural Sciences (PDDUIAS), Bishnupur District, Utlou, Manipur is the only one institute in the entire north eastern state which offers seven faculty subjects. The institute has various allied agricultural courses and it has becoming an opportunity for the students who study allied agricultural subjects, said Imotomba.
The passed out students including the scientists of the institutes have been helping the farmers to increase their productions which are related with allied agriculture, he added.
Later, vaccination programme against FMD or Brucellosis or any other disease including Artificial Insemination was launched by the dignitaries.
Former union minister and chairman, KVK, Bishnupur, Th. Chaoba Singh; joint director district veterinary office, Bishnupur, P. Gojendro Singh also attended the function as president and guest of honour respectively.
As a part of the programme, an awareness programme was conducted at the institute. Veterinary officer, veterinary and animal husbandary department, N. Binodkumar Singh; senior technical officer, KVK, Th. Nabakumar Singh; and veterinary officer, veterinary and animal husbandary department, N. Brajamohon Singh give speech in connection with FMD, Brucellosis and role of artificial insemination to increase milk production respectively.
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