PM Modi: Centre is working with states to control Lumpy Skin Disease in cattle.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Monday that the Centre is working with states to control Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in cattle.
Many states are dealing with LSD in cattle, and it has been a source of concern for the dairy industry. Also Read | PM Modi highlights the contribution of women to India’s dairy sector at IDF WDS.
‘Our experts have also created an indigenous vaccine for Lumpy Skin Disease,’ Modi stated while speaking at the International Dairy Federation World Dairy Summit (IDF WDS) 2022, which is being held at the India Expo Centre & Mart in New Delhi.
He noted that cattle losses had occurred in several Indian states recently as a result of the disease.
LSD is a contagious viral disease that infects cattle and produces fever, skin nodules, and death. Mosquitoes, flies, lice, and wasps spread the disease through direct contact with cattle as well as contaminated food and water.
Parshottam Rupala, Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying, and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also attended the inaugural ceremony.
Sanjeev Balyan, Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy, was also present. Also Read | IVRI & NRCE collaborate to develop vaccine against cattle Lumpy Skin Disease