Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launches National Animal Disease Control Programme on 11th September 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in the livestock from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.
In one of the most important efforts towards doubling-up the Farmers earnings, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in the domestic animals, on 11th September from Mathura city in Uttar Pradesh.
With the 100 percent funding from the Central Government, of Rs 12,652 Crores for a period of five years till 2024, the programme aims at vaccinating over 500 Million Livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, and pigs against the FMD.
The programme also aims at vaccinating 36 Million Female Bovine Calves annually in its fight against the Brucellosis disease.
The Programme has two components – to control the diseases by 2025 and eradication by 2030.
About National Animal Disease Control Programme
Objective: The programme aims to-
- Vaccinate more than 500 Million Livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, and pigs against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD).
- Vaccinate 36 Million Female Bovine Calves annually in its fight against Brucellosis disease.
Two components of Programme
(1) Controlling of diseases by 2025
(2) Eradication of by 2030
Funds: The programme 100% funding from Central Government, of Rs.12,652 Crores for a period of 5 years till 2024. Earlier, Centre and state governments used to contribute funds in the ratio of 60:40.
Coverage: Scheme envisages vaccination coverage to 30 crore bovines (cows-bulls and buffaloes) and 20 crore sheep or goat and 10 million pigs.
Need: The disease of FMD and brucellosis are common among livestock such as- cow, buffaloes, bulls, pigs, sheep, and goats. Both the diseases have a direct negative impact on the trade of milk and other livestock products.
As per government data, if a cow or buffalo gets infected with FMD, the milk loss is up to 100% which could last for4-6 months. In the case of Brucellosis, the milk output reduces by 30% during the entire life cycle of animals and also causes infertility among animals. Also, the infection of brucellosis can also be transmitted to farmworkers and livestock owners.