KARGIL, MAY 30, 2022: A mass vaccination drive for foot and mouth disease (FMD) under the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) was kick-started today by Animal Husbandry Department Kargil.
Executive Councillor for Animal and Sheep Husbandry, LAHDC, Kargil, Aga Syed Arman was the chief guest and Director Animal/Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, UT Ladakh was guest of honour on this occasion.
The Executive Councilor flagged off vaccination teams to various villages of the district. It was informed that the vaccination drive shall cover all bovines of the district within a window period of 45 days.
NADCP is a flagship scheme launched by the Prime Minister in September 2019 for the control of Foot & Mouth Disease and Brucellosis by vaccinating 100% cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat population for FMD and 100% bovine female calves of 4-8 months of age for brucellosis.
It aims to control FMD by 2025 with vaccination and its eventual eradication by 2030. This will result in increased domestic production and ultimately in increased exports of milk and livestock products.