JAMMU: Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department (APD), Atal Dulloo, today chaired a meeting to review measures being put in place towards containment of the spread of lumpy skin disease in Jammu and Kashmir.
The concerned officers highlighted the district-wise present status of the disease besides elaborating on controlling measures being taken up like vaccination, use of medicines, procurement of vaccines, and sample collection for testing through a PowerPoint presentation.
While taking district-wise details of LSD, ACS directed the concerned officers to follow proper protocols of treatment as per the recommendation of the government of India besides accelerating the animal vaccination process so that further spread of the disease is prevented speedily.
ACS stressed upon the officers to conduct more awareness camps on the disease at different places in both divisions especially in highly affected areas to spread awareness of the disease among the people so that precautionary measures could be taken in time.
Dulloo exhorted the officers to involve adequate field staff to ensure proper vaccination and launch door-to-door awareness campaigns and inspections in more affected areas. He also asked for ensuring regular visits by field staff to make farmers aware of the Lumpy Skin Disease.
ACS also enquired about the availability of medicines while directing both Directors to ensure sufficient medicines in all the affected areas so that the spread can be tackled timely and effectively.
Earlier, it was informed that till date 64479 animals have been affected with Lumpy Skin Disease.
Director, Animal Husbandry Kashmir, Purnima Mittal, Chairmen and members of Task Force, Kashmir/Jammu, Chief Husbandry Officers, and other senior officers attended the meeting in person and through VC.