F&MD: 86% animals vaccinated to prevent spread in J&K, reveals NADCP

By: Sajidah Yousuf

Srinagar: In Jammu and Kashmir, 86 percent of the animals have been vaccinated to prevent the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), reveals National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP).

NADCP reveals that Jammu and Kashmir has a total cattle population of 31.45 lakhs.

The data reveals that 86 percent of the total animals are vaccinated while 89.18 percent are tagged since the launch of the programme in Jammu and Kashmir to prevent the spread of FMD disease.

Whereas, NADCP is a flagship scheme launched in September, 2019 for control of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis by vaccinating 100 percent cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat population for FMD and 100 percent bovine female calves of 4-8 months of age for brucellosis.

Similarly, in Jammu and Kashmir more than Rs. 25 crores project was approved for different fish production under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY).

As per the official data, in the employment oriented detailed project report (DPR) for fish production etcetera submitted to Government of India (GoI), Rs 25.09 Crores project was approved for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

The project includes 184 Trout, 37 Carp and 7 Biofloc units established across J&K.

Besides, as per construction of Low Cost Housing (LCH), 1318 LCH were established during 2020-21 under the scheme of PMMSY.

PMMSY scheme was launched in J&K for the development of the fisheries sector, augment fish production and productivity, direct employment, doubling the incomes of fishers, fish farmers. (KNO)

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