Livestock Minister visits areas affected by lumpy skin

CHANDIGARH: To catch first-hand information on the work being done to prevent the spread of lumpy skin disease among livestock in the state, Punjab Minister of Livestock, Fisheries and Dairy Development, Laljit Singh Bhullar, visited the affected areas of the district on Saturday. Fazilka.

Expressing appreciation for the work done by the department and the local organization for disease prevention in Rampura and Sukhchain villages of Balluana constituency, Bhullar said that as instructed by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, the livestock department was taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of this disease. The government has disbursed an amount of Rs.76 lakh to all districts in the state. In addition, headquarters veterinarians have also been delegated to the districts to assist district staff.

During an interview with reporters, the minister said that lumpy skin disease is spreading especially in cattle and many districts in the state have been affected so far. He ordered officials to regularly visit livestock farms and take necessary measures to prevent animals from contracting the disease.

The Cabinet Minister has urged farmers that if an animal dies, the carcass should not be thrown out in the open, but should be buried to stop the spread of the disease. He also called on farmers not to buy cattle from other states at this time to prevent the spread of the disease. The minister was accompanied by MP Balluana Amandeep Singh Goldi.

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