The risk of lumpy skin disease is not reducing in the state. More than seven thousand animals have died in the last 15 days. At the same time, the government claims that 99.79 percent vaccination work has been completed in the state. But even after this this disease is not being controlled. lumpy skin disease Animal husbandry is worried due to the increasing outbreak of On one hand, the Animal Husbandry Department is claiming to control this disease, on the other hand, as the number of dead animals is increasing, the distress of such farmers is also increasing.
Lumpy skin disease had entered Maharashtra in the month of September after spreading in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh. Initially in 12, then in 24 and now in almost all 35 districts of the state, cases of Lumpy skin disease are coming to the fore among the cattle rearers. The districts of Buldhana, Amravati, Akola, Nagar, Jalgaon etc. are considered to be the most affected. Farmers are claiming that milk production has also decreased. Milk producing state Maharashtra will definitely not have to bear this loss.
Compensation has been given in these districts
According to the Animal Husbandry Commissionerate, cases of lumpy skin disease have been reported in a total of 3908 infection centers. Where 89 animals had died in mid-September, now after 75 days, 23 thousand 493 animals have died of this disease in the state. The Animal Husbandry Commissionerate has informed that Rs 26 crore 61 lakh has been given to 10 thousand 455 cattle rearers as compensation for the loss of dead animals. In this maximum assistance of Rs 3 crore 65 lakh 65 thousand has been given to 1 thousand 403 livestock in Amravati, Rs 3 crore 21 lakh 11 thousand to 1 thousand 21 lakh livestock in Jalgaon district. 1 thousand 230 livestock in Buldhana district.
how much vaccination
Out of 3 lakh 36 thousand 958 infected livestock in the state, 2 lakh 55 thousand 535 livestock have been cured by treatment till the end of December 2. Rest of the affected cattle are being treated. By the end of December 2, a total of 1 crore 44 lakh 12 thousand vaccine doses have been made available in various districts of the state. Out of that, 1 crore 39 lakh 23 thousand vaccines have been given free of cost. This figure is around 99.79 percent. Vaccination involves private institutions, cooperative milk unions and individual herdsmen.
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