In PDP Rule, Dogs Don’t Bite, says Govt



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Quoting a census conducted by an independent agency, the government Thursday said the dog bites cases in Srinagar city has fallen during 2014 by 35 percent.

While replying to the question of MLC Muzaffar Parray, the government said quoting the findings of “The Lincoln index Method” that dog population in summer capital has decreased by about 50 percent.

“The dog bite cases reported at Anti Rabies clinic of SMHS Hospital Srinagar has fallen during the year 2014 by 35%,” the government said in a written reply. “There were total 5704 dog bite cases recorded in 2013 whereas only 3701 such cases were recorded during the year 2014.”

While stating that it has no provision for compensation to the injured for better treatment, the government said it has adopted recommendations of the expert committee on stray dogs.

“Besides, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation has been working on multiple strategies to control the dog menace with the city,” the reply said. Minimizing the availability of food/garbage on the roads and animal birth control programme and anti Rabies Programme are run to control the dog population, it said.


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