Animal disease control programme launched in State
Dimapur, July 23 (EMN): Additional Director of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Dr. Temsumeren, launched the National Animal Disease – Control Programme (NAD-CP) at the conference hall of Nagaland Livestock Development Board, Lerie, Kohima, on July 23.
The programme was launched in consonance with the Government of India, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi, with the rest of the states and union territories in the country including all 117 aspirational districts.
The programme was launched nationwide across the country by the newly created Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying with a view to eradicate Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis by 2025 on mission mode.
Speaking at the launching programme, Dr. Temsumeren highlighted on the importance of the programme and the seriousness of Government of India in eradication of the diseases. He stated that the programme was launched in convergence with the newly introduced scheme called Information Network System on Animal Productivity and Health (INAPH) and the National Animal Disease Reporting Systems (NADRS) for complete traceability and capturing of real time reliable date of the immunised animals at the farmers’ doorstep.
He called upon all the departmental officers, district officer and field staff to carry out the works on war footing.
The programme was chaired by Dr. V Rutsa, Joint Director (Planning), while the keynote addresses were delivered by Dr. B Lama, Additional Director and Nodal Officer of NAD-CP, and Dr. N Theunuo, Additional Director of Nagaland Livestock Development Board on National Animal Disease – Control Programme (NAD-CP) and Information Network System on Animal Productivity and Health (INAPH) respectively.
The programme concluded by carrying out vaccination on FMD and tagging of dairy cattle at the State Cattle Breeding Farm, Lerie, Kohima.