Bengaluru: Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu B. Chavan said that the government has so far vaccinated 24,21,985 cattle to stop the spread of Lumpy Skin disease throughout the State.
He claimed to have inspected the cattle and visited the skin nodule disease-affected villages. Skin knot disease is being made known to farmers throughout the State. Vaccination campaigns are planned and every village is being visited, he added.
“Farmers should not panic. Good nutrition and care can totally eliminate the disease,” the Minister said.
Speaking further he said that Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai directed the concerned District Collectors to issue orders banning cattle fairs, fairs, and cattle transportation to stop the spread of the disease, and as a result, the skin knot disease is under control. “Using milk, curd, and ghee does not cause any problem to people in the background of skin lumpy disease,” he added.
Prabhu Chavan said that false news is being spread about the disease and people do not need to believe it.
The compensation money is being transferred by DBT directly to the bank account of the owner of the deceased cattle. He said that up to this point, IAH and VB had provided 35,55,600 doses of the vaccine, which had been distributed to all taluks.
He said that efforts are being made to create awareness about the disease among farmers and appealed to take proper measures prescribed by doctors.
Minister Prabhu Chavan lauded the veterinary officers and staff and said that the skin nodule disease is being controlled as a result of the efforts of the department’s officers and staff as well as the cooperation of the cattle owners.