21 September 2022, New Delhi: The Lumpy Skin Disease has been creating havoc in rural india with cattle deaths being reported from every states. Punjab and Rajasthan have reported the maximum number of deaths as of now. Rajasthan has been reporting 600-700 deaths per day which is the highest in India.
There are about 20 crore cattle in India. As of this week’s update more than 16 lakh reported infected with virus and 75 thousand cattle have been reported dead. The indigenous vaccine developed by ICAR is effective against the virus and is being administered by the states. As of now about 1.5 crore doses have been administered across India but the death rates still needs to be controlled.
A massive protest was held by the farmers of Rajasthan in the capital Jaipur on Tuesday appealing government to take immediate action on the high number of deaths of cattle in the state. A similar protest was reported from Punjab against the state government in the start of September.
The state government has cancelled various animal trade fairs to stop the spread of virus. The governments are also engaged in vaccination drives, and spreading management practices to protect the cattle from virus.
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