Control of Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis Scheme

GOI Scheme to support livestock rearing & free vaccination

The newly elected central government has announced a budget of Rs. 13,343 crores for Control of Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis Scheme. It is an existing program but the center & state government`s share was 60:40 in the scheme. Now with the new budget allotment the Govt of India will bear entire cost

Government want to permanently eradicate foot & mouth disease which are very common in cow, bulls, buffaloes, sheep, goats & pigs.

Control of Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis Scheme
Benefits:Complete vaccination for live stock to eradicate foot & mouth disease along with brucellosis
Beneficiaries:Cattle rearing farmers
Announced By:Union Minister Prakash Javdekar

Objectives:

  • To completely eradicate diseases in the cattle
  • To make sure they are healthy
  • To support farmers
  • To make sure farmers give vaccinations to their live stock
  •  To provide alternate source of income to the farmers
  • To increase farmer`s income

Vaccination Coverage:

  • 30 crore cows-bulls & buffaloes
  • 20 crore sheep/goat
  • 1 crore pigs

Control of Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis Program Highlights:

  • Outlet of Rs. 13,343 crore for next five years in order to fully control the disease
  • Vaccination coverage for all the live stock at the regular interval of 6 months
  • 100% vaccination coverage
  • A relief to livestock rearing farmers

The initiative is one of the couple of important decisions taken in the Modi 2.0 cabinet. The government is committed to the farmers & wants to increase farmer`s income by 2022. Cattle rearing & live stocks provides important alternative source of income to the farmers. The government wants to protect them. FMD is very common among animal & is the cause of infertility & loss of milk. It takes 4 to 6 months to cure resulting in the loss of revenue.

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