Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot asked the Prime Minister to spread the cows lumpy skin disease To declare a pandemic. In a letter to PM Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Gehlot said that declaring an epidemic will help in strengthening facilities like medical and transport to save the growing outbreak of this disease and livestock from it. Animal owners and cowsheds will get compensation. The CM said that apart from Rajasthan, this disease has spread in 13 states. However, Rajasthan is most affected by this disease.
The Rajasthan government is making all possible efforts to prevent and treat this disease. Rapid response teams have been constituted in this regard as per the requirement. Apart from this, animal transport, cattle haats and cattle fairs have been banned. The Chief Minister also urged the central government to ensure adequate supply to the state when the vaccine is developed for the prevention of lumpy disease.
What did the government do to stop Lumpi?
The Chief Minister said that in view of the increasing infection of Lumpi, there is a need for effective cooperation of the Central Government. Gehlot said that the grant period given by the state government to gaushalas has been increased from 6 months to 9 months. In the disease affected areas, 197 Veterinary Officers and 730 Livestock Assistants have been given regular appointment on urgent temporary basis. Along with this, through the Kisan Farmer Portal, 4.32 lakh livestock farmers and farmers are being given regular information through SMS about the measures for prevention and prevention of lumpi disease.
How much got pox vaccine will the government buy
Along with this, fast work is being done by setting up of state and district control rooms in the disease-affected areas by forming teams for survey, diagnosis and treatment of this disease. At the Kisan Call Center (Helpline 181), problems and misconceptions etc. related to the prevention and control of this disease are being resolved. An additional allocation of Rs 30 crore has been made for purchasing emergency essential drugs and vaccines. Work is going on to buy 46 lakh Lumpi Pox Vaccine in Rajasthan.
how many animals were vaccinated
16.22 lakh vaccines are available in the state, out of which 12.32 lakh have been vaccinated in bovine animals. Also 11.59 lakh animals have been treated. Approval has been issued to hire additional vehicles as per the requirement for disease survey, disease diagnosis and treatment in the disease affected area.
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