Foot and Mouth Disease vaccination completed in nearly 24 crore cattle and buffaloes in India

Updated Mar 19, 2023
Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is a major disease of livestock especially in cattle and buffaloes in India and causes huge economic loss to livestock owners due to a reduction in milk yield
During the second round of the Foot and Mouth Disease vaccination drive, around 24 crore cattle and buffaloes in the country have now been covered out of a targeted population of 25.8 crore cattle (as per data furnished by the states); reaching a near-universal coverage of over 95 per cent which is well beyond the herd immunity level. Reaching this milestone has been made possible due to the efforts of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD), Government of India, states and union territories, and most importantly the support of the livestock owners, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying said on Friday. The programme is 100 per cent funded by the Government of India which is centrally procuring vaccines against FMD and supplying them to the states and is also providing for vaccination charges, accessories, awareness creation, and cold chain infrastructure among other related supports to enable the states and UTs to undertake vaccination in campaign mode. ...
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