Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) on September 11, 2019 in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh to eradicate the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in the livestock. The move is aimed at empowering farmers and doubling their income, as promised under the Union Budget.
The National Animal Disease Control Programme aims to provide vaccination to over 500 million livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs against the FMD.
National Animal Disease Control Programme
The National Animal Disease Control Programme also aims to provide vaccination to about 36 million female bovine calves annually in its fight against the Brucellosis disease.
The Programme has two main objectives-
1. To control the diseases by 2025
2. To eradicate the diseases by 2030
The programme will be receiving 100 percent funding from the Union Government. The government has earmarked funds worth Rs 12,652 Crores for the programme, for five years till 2024,