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PM Modi to launch National Animal Disease Control Programme

Current context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) on 11th September 2019 from Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
PM Modi to launch National Animal Disease Control Programme
  • The programme is launched for eradicating the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in the livestock.
  • These diseases are very common amongst the livestock – cow-bulls, goats, pigs, buffaloes, sheep etc.
  • If a cow/buffalo gets infected with FMD, the milk loss is up to 100% for 4 to 6 months and with infection of Brucellosis, the milk output reduces by 30%, for the entire life cycle.
  • The infection of brucellosis can also be transmitted to the farmworkers and livestock owners.
  • The programme is of Rs 12,652 Crores for a period of 5 years till 2024 and is 100% funded by the Central Government.
  • The Programme has 2 components i) to control the diseases by 2025 and ii) eradication by 2030.
  • It aims at vaccinating over 500 Million Livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs against the FMD.

Question: 

Q.1 The National Animal Disease control programme is launched to eradicate which disease/diseases?
a. Bird flu.
b. Foot-and-mouth disease.
c. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
d. Rabies
PM Modi to launch National Animal Disease Control Programme PM Modi to launch National Animal Disease Control Programme Reviewed by Neha on September 11, 2019 Rating: 5

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