As cases increase, Mann sets up GoM for effective monitoring of lumpy skin disease
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann Wednesday announced setting up a Group of Ministers (GoM) for effective monitoring and control of the lumpy skin disease amongst animals in the state on a day-to-day basis.
Reviewing the situation while chairing a high-level meeting, the CM said that this GoM comprising Finance Minister Harpal Cheema, Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal and Animal Husbandry Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar will be assisted by senior officers, experts of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and officers of
Animal Husbandry department. The GoM will review the situation arising out of the disease on a daily basis and take necessary action for checking it. The state government is duty-bound to safeguard the interests of the cattle owners,
Mann also announced the launch of a massive vaccination drive to save the animals from this disease. He said that the vaccination will be given to the animals free of cost adding that there is no dearth of funds for this. He claimed that the best recommended medicine by Government of India has been brought for this purpose.
The CM said that cattle wealth is an integral part of state’s economy and Punjab government will take every step for ensuring that animals don’t fell prey to this disease.
He said the state government has sealed the borders of the state for checking the entry of animals from other states into Punjab. The districts of Fazilka, Muktsar, Bathinda and Tarn Taran have been hitherto worst affected by the disease which reflects that the disease has been transmitted from other states.
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