New Delhi, Sept 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the central government and the states are working to combat Lumpy Skin Disease in cattle.
Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in cattle is a problem for many states, and it has become a problem for the dairy industry.
Addressing the inauguration of International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS) 2022, being organised at India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida on Monday PM Modi said, “Our scientists have also prepared indigenous vaccine for Lumpy Skin Disease.”
In the recent past, there has been a loss of livestock in many states due to Lumpy skin disease. The central govt, along with state governments, is trying to control it. Our scientists have also prepared indigenous vaccine for it. We are also increasing its testing: PM Modi pic.twitter.com/5y0W4Oy46p
— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2022
According to him, the disease has recently caused livestock losses in numerous Indian states.
He also said that India is building the largest database of dairy animals, and every animal associated with the dairy sector is being tagged. More than 1,000 startups set up in the agriculture and dairy sector in the last 5-6 years.
The infectious viral illness LSD affects cattle and can produce nodules on the skin, fever, and even death. By way of contaminated food and water, as well as by direct contact between the cattle, mosquitoes, flies, lice, and wasps, the disease is disseminated.
Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, and Parshottam Rupala, the minister of fisheries, animal husbandry, and dairying, both attended the opening ceremony.
Sanjeev Balyan, minister of state for agriculture, animal husbandry, and dairying, was also present.