PM Modi to launch National Animal Disease Control Programme

Published on September 11, 2019
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

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