National Animal Disease Control Programme

Question: When was the National Animal Disease Control Programme launched?
(a) September 12th
(b) September 15th
(c) September 11th
(d) September 13th
Answer :(c)
Related facts:

  • 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.

Links:
https://pib.nic.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1584719
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/india/pm-narendra-modi-in-mathura-to-launch-national-animal-disease-control-programme-4423971.html
https://www.livemint.com/news/india/pm-modi-to-launch-national-animal-disease-control-programme-1568178366770.html

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