Lumpy creates havoc in Himachal Pradesh, 3400+ animals dead

Friday, 16 September 2022 (15:28 IST)
Hamirpur: Lumpy skin virus has created havoc in Himachal Pradesh with 3,404 animals dead from the disease.

The number of animals suffering from the disease has reached 72,326, according to the Animal Husbandry Department.

Farmers and livestock owners are aggrieved by the situation.

Sale of milk has decreased in the state, especially buffalo milk.

A total of 195 new cases of Lumpy have been reported, a Animal husbandry department source told UNI Friday.

There were currently 38,699 active cases in nine out of 12 districts in the state.

The department of Animal husbandry has launched a special campaign of vaccination with as many as 1,88,634 animals vaccinated so far. So far 30,322 animals have been cured of the infection.

The disease has already been declared an epidemic.

The Center has been urged to provide additional financial benefits under NDRF for disease prevention and compensation. The matter is still under consideration of the central government, said a state spokesperson. (UNI)

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