Question: When was the National Animal Disease Control Programme launched?
(a) September 12th
(b) September 15th
(c) September 11th
(d) September 13th
- On 11 September 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
- The programme aims to control and eradicate the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in the livestock.
- It is a central sector (100% funded by the Union government) scheme with total outlay of Rs. 12,625 crore for five years until 2024.
- Through the programme over 600 million cattle in the country will be vaccinated in an effort to mitigate the two diseases.
- The NADCP aims to control these two diseases by 2025, and to eradicate them by 2030.
- The move is aimed at empowering farmers and doubling their income.
- The Prime Minister also launched the National Artificial Insemination Programme and a country wide workshop in all the KrishiVIgyanKendras(KVKs) in all the 687 Districts of the country on vaccination and disease management, Artificial Insemination and Productivity.