Out of the five states affected by Lumpy Skin Disease, Rajasthan is the most affected.


Union Animal Husbandry Minister Purushottam Rupala said on Saturday that out of the five states affected by lumpi disease in the country, Rajasthan is the most affected and 11 districts of the state are seriously affected.

He also warned not to drink milk of cows infected with lumpi disease and said that such cows should be kept in separate habitats.

Rupala took stock of the disease-affected areas with a central team here on Saturday.

Rupala told reporters, "Out of the five states affected by Lumpi skin disease in the country, Rajasthan is the most affected where 11 districts are seriously affected." The central and state governments are making serious efforts together and will soon be able to control it.

Describing the efforts being made by the state government to prevent the disease as satisfactory, he assured all possible help from the Center.

need to be careful

Rupala reviewed the situation and the measures being taken for prevention of lumpy skin diseases in the state with the ministers and departmental officers of the state government at the Government Secretariat here on Saturday.

The minister said that efforts are being made with full capacity to prevent the spread of this virus-borne disease.

He said that the animals which have become infected with it, keep them separate from the healthy animals and get the healthy animals vaccinated.

For this, designated separate habitat centers should also be made, so that it will help in preventing infection and it is easy to get medical and care.

He said that the 'Goat Pox Vaccine' is completely effective to avoid this disease.

Use a dose of three ml in the most affected area and apply one ml dose to the animals in less affected and unaffected area.

Rupala also assured to provide funds on priority along with ensuring the availability of vaccines and medicines.

He said that the State Government should start using SDRF with immediate effect and where permission is required from the Central Government, then the proposal should be sent soon.

CM sought cooperation

He said that all the demands of the state will be seriously assessed and help will be given.

Rupala praised the initiative taken by the state government to create a separate department of cattle and the schemes being run for cow protection and promotion.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has appealed to the Bhamashahs, donors, social workers, public representatives, personnel and all sections of the society to cooperate financially for the prevention of skin diseases spreading among the animals of the state.

The Chief Minister said that in this odd situation, everyone should come forward on their own for financial cooperation.

This amount will be used for the treatment of affected animals, medicines, vaccination, disease prevention, awareness campaign, transport facility for sick animals, infection control and other medical needs.

On the instructions of the Chief Minister, an account has been opened in this regard in the Jaipur Secretariat branch of State Bank of India, whose account number is 41180075428 and IFSC Code SBIN 0031031.

Contributors can send contribution amount to this account by cash, check and electronic means.

Ensured availability of medicines

In a meeting with the Union Minister, State Animal Husbandry Minister Lalchand Kataria said that the availability of medicines has been ensured in the affected area and medical teams are reaching the spot and treating the cows.

He said that work is being done as a campaign for cleanliness and maintenance in Gaushalas and for scientific disposal of dead animals.

Agriculture department has also been added to make farmers and livestock farmers aware.

Public representatives, voluntary organizations, Bhamashah and common people are also coming forward and giving full cooperation.

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Urging the Union Animal Husbandry Minister to send an expert team, he expressed hope for all possible cooperation from the Central Government to save the animals from the infectious disease.

He thanked the Union Minister for visiting the state.

what is lumpi disease

According to officials, this infectious disease is spread through blood-sucking insects, some species of flies and through contaminated food and water.

Its primary symptoms are lumps on the skin of animals, high fever and runny nose.

He told that this disease, which originated in Africa, came to India in April via Pakistan.

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