SRINAGAR: Bandipora District took a lead in the Kashmir division vis-a-vis completing its allotted vaccination target against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD).
The Chief Animal Husbandry Officer GA Lone said Bandipora became the first district in the valley to complete its allotted vaccination target of 68,800 domestic animals including cattle, Buffalo, Yak Population under Phase- II of NADCP-FMD (National Animal Disease Control Programme – Foot and Mouth Disease).
He said the vaccination drive in Bandipora was launched on November 02 in presence of district administration officers.
“The whole vaccination drive was successfully completed within the timeframe of two months only and involved vaccination of 30,000 animals in Block Sumbal, 29,500 animals in Block Bandipora and 9,300 animals in Block Gurez of the district,” he added.
Lone said all the vaccination details were successfully uploaded on INAPH (National portal) which included Tag number of the animals and details of the respective livestock farmer. “Moreover vaccination cards were also distributed to the farmers during vaccination drive at their doorstep,” he added.
CAHO said the Department is also gearing up for Vaccination against Zoonotically Important Disease-Brucellosis under NADCP, which shall begin soon.
Meanwhile Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Dr Owais appreciated the Animal Husbandry department for putting their efforts to ensure the target is met.