Lumpy Skin Disease: Follow proper guidelines for disposal of cow carcasses: Admin urges people
Post by Javid Sofi on Thursday, November 3, 2022
Pulwama: Authorities here in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district have warned residents from disposing carcasses of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) infected cows unscientifically against already issued advisory.
The reaction came after residents from different areas started throwing carcasses of LSD infected cows in open places, along banks of streams and roadsides.
Dr Mohsin, Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Pulwama said that the carcasses be disposed scientifically and properly.
As per already issued advisory by the department of Animal husbandry the carcasses be buried in 6 feet deep trenches after treating them with lime powder.
“ We have been doing mass awareness on how to dispose the dead animals right from the eruption of LSD but some people violate the guidelines,” he said, adding that few reports of disposing carcasses along Romeshi rivulet came to their notice in Rahmoo area after which they visited the spot and along with MC Pulwama disposed them properly.
He advised people to follow the guidelines strictly.
BDO/ Block Sanitation Officer Pulwama, Dr Gulzar Bin Rehman, told Rising Kashmir that it has come to his notice through various media reports, respectable
citizens and various field functionaries of government departments that carcasses of infected
animals (LSD) are being thrown on road side, near water bodies or in open fields which poses a serious threat of spreading different water and air borne diseases.
“I was informed by some people on phone that even carcasses outside jurisdiction of block Pulwama are stealthily dumped here,” he said, adding that a public notice was issued by his office on Wednesday where in violators have been warned of action as per relevant law.
“It is strictly impressed upon general public not to throw carcasses in the open fields or public places. Any person involving in such activity will be booked under Section (133) of CRPC and fine will be imposed on the culprits,” the public notice reads, stating further that the general public is advised to remain cautious in future and burry the carcasses underground away from the water bodies and habitations.
“In order to keep the areas clean, hygienic and for safety of general public, field functionaries of all the concerned Departments including Revenue, Health and Animal Husbandry, Sheep, Jal Shakti, CA & PDD shall keep close liaison with Panchayat Secretaries (Nodal Officers) of Rural Development Department and will implement the above instructions in letter and spirit,” it reads.