animals of rajasthan lumpy skin disease Dangerous disease called. Despite all the efforts of the government, about 1.25 lakh milch animals have come under its grip. If this is not controlled soon, there may be a shortage of milk in many districts. Because the animals suffering from this disease stop giving milk or reduce it. About 29.9 lakh liters of milk is sold from here every day. More than four thousand animals have died due to this disease.
Let us tell you that Rajasthan comes in the states with animal husbandry. There are about 13.9 million cows here. This disease is more in cows. However, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said that lumpy skin disease in bovine animals is spreading not only in Rajasthan but also in many states like Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Karnataka, Kerala, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. He has claimed that the state government is taking all possible measures to control the disease by taking awareness and sensitivity towards the bovine animals. Amidst this claim, the Union Animal Husbandry Minister is likely to visit the state on 6 August to take stock of the situation.
Which districts have more infection
Lumpy skin disease has been confirmed in Jaisalmer, Jalore, Barmer, Pali, Sirohi, Nagaur, Sri Ganganagar, Hanumangarh, Jodhpur, Churu, Jaipur, Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Udaipur, Ajmer and Bikaner districts of Rajasthan. According to the state government, 1.21 lakh animals have been affected by this disease so far in the state. Of these, 42 thousand have been cured after the treatment of 94 thousand animals. Gehlot says that livestock is the lifeline of the farmers of Rajasthan. The cows provide financial support to the cattle rearers in the event of famine. For centuries pastoralists have been fighting against adverse conditions on the strength of livestock.
How much budget was released for prevention of disease
A total additional amount of Rs 106 lakh including Rs 8 to 12 lakh has been allocated to the division level Ajmer, Bikaner and Jodhpur offices and Rs 2 to 8 lakh to the rest of the affected districts for purchasing emergency essential medicines. This amount has been released earlier in the emergency budget in addition to the amount allocated to all district level offices and multipurpose veterinary hospitals. Farmer leader Rampal Jat says that marginal production of milk will decrease. The effect of which will be negligible. Because the number of milch animals here is in million.
Vehicles approved for monitoring
The Chief Minister said that in view of the emergency situations, medicines available in the drug stores of other districts have been sent to the affected districts. Approval of 30 additional vehicles has been issued for effective monitoring and treatment of sick animals. Nodal officers sent from Jaipur headquarters are visiting the affected areas and monitoring them. To monitor this disease, a control room has been set up in the affected districts as well as at the Jaipur headquarters.
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