*Five mobile vans under NADCP flagged off | Govt committed to enhance livestock productivity chain: Taki

By Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jan 31: Agriculture Minister Tage Taki Tuesday flagged off five refrigerated mobile van, procured under National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP).

National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) is a newly launched central sector scheme funded by the union Animal Husbandry and Dairying ministry.

The aim of the project is to control, contain, and ultimately eradicate Foot & Mouth disease and Brucellosis by intensive mass vaccination against both the economically important diseases of livestock.

For successful immunization of livestock in the far-flung areas, the cold chain of the vaccines needs to be maintained at the temperature ranging from 2 to 8 degree centigrade, during transshipments and storage.

To overcome these hurdles, creation of cold chain infrastructure for delivery and storage are being taken up by the government at central, as well as state level.

A central vaccine depot building with full amenities is coming up at Nirjuli. Three zonal vaccine depots have been installed at Aalo, Tezu and Bomdila for bulk storage of vaccines.

All the veterinary dispensaries of the state are equipped with refrigerator facilities. Solar operated fridges are also supplied to the centers, where there is poor power supply.

Flagging off the van, the minister urged upon the farmers to support the staff of the animal husbandry & veterinary department to safeguard their livestock assets.

“It will help in generating healthy and disease-free productive genetic assets to enhance the income for the farmers,” he added.

Reiterating that the government is committed to work with all stakeholders in the livestock productivity chain collectively and to create an environment of positivity, Taki assured to bring more people friendly initiative in the days to come to support and augment livestock sector of the state.

Among others MLA Tana Hali Tara, animal husbandry and veterinary commissioner Bidol Tayeng and director Dr Dew Tayeng were also present on the occasion.

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