Jammu & Kashmir

Lumpy skin disease: 1,564 cattle die in JK so far, Admin orders free treatment

A group of doctors preparing a vaccine shot for animals affected with Lumpy Skin Disease during a door to door drive in Magam Budgam. [FPK Photo/ Umar Farooq]

Jammu: The Administrative Council (AC) which met under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the proposal for the provision of free-of-cost medicines to Lumpy Skin Disease affected farmers of JK.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, JK attended the meeting.

In JK, all 20 districts are affected with the disease, with 56,146 cattle having contracted infection to date out of which 1564 animals have died.

The affected farmers are in distress due to medical expenses which range from Rs 6,000 to Rs 10,000 and accordingly, to provide relief to the farmers, the provision of free of cost veterinary medicines to LSD-affected farmers has been made to ease the financial burden of the farmers for treating the disease.


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