Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences, University, Booh, Tarn Taran organized a Live Webcast National Animal Disease Control Programme(NADCP) for FMD and Brucellosis and National Artificial Insemination Programme(NAIP) in its own campus on 11-09-2019 which was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India from Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. More than 80 farmers belonging to different villages of district Tarn Taran participated in the programme. Livestock vaccination scheme was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India which envisages vaccination coverage of 500 million, which aimed at controlling livestock diseases especially Foot and Mouth disease and brucellosis in the next five years. Futher National Artificial Insemination programme was launched. Speaking on the inaugural session of the training programme, Dr Balwinder Kumar Deputy Director (Training) and Course Director discussed about the role of livestock sector in uplifting farmers economy and urged all the farmers to vaccinate their animals against FMD and Brucellosis. Dr Kumar also awared the farmers about the two recent schemes launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India namely Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana (PM-KMY) which will help landholding farmers, small and marginal farmers to take care of the expenses related to agriculture and allied activities and will ensure the means of livelihood for small and marginal farmers. Scientific knowledge on various aspects of FMD and Brucellosis including disease management vaccination, prevention and control under NADCP and Artificial Insemination with its role in productivity were discussed by experts from KVK as well as from Department of Animal Husbandary, Tarn Taran. Further artificial insemination related techniques, feeding and management of livestock, rearing livestock, scientific breeding interventions and prevention and control of diseases of zoonotic importance were also discussed in the workshop.Dr Randhir Singh Gill, Deputy Director,Animal Husbandry Tarn taran was also present on the occasion and further discussed about the housing management practices, treatment & control of diseases of zoonotic importance and vaccination schedule of livestock.
Dr S. Gurdeep Singh, Assistant Professor (Livestock Production) described about the vaccination programme in cattles and buffaloes and also stressed upon complete control and eradication of FMD and Brucellosis and also told farmers that 51 crore livestock shall be vaccinated against FMD ( 100% coverage of susceptible population of cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats and pigs). Various experts from Animal Husbandry department, Sarpanches and various dignitaries also interacted with farmers. Dr S. Gurdeep Singh proposed the vote of thanks at the valedictory function and thanked the visiting guest and faculty for the efforts to make this programme a success.