Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo Tuesday launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) during a function organized by Animal Husbandry department here.
The NADCP is a free mass vaccination programme, sponsored by Department of Animal Husbandry wherein Cloven-Footed animals (Cattle/Buffalo etc) shall be vaccinated against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) so that the disease is eradicated.
Highlighting the objectives of the programme, the DC said that development of dairy units through proper intervention has been the priority of administration and that various initiatives are being taken for the welfare of cattle rearers/farmers.
Dr Itoo urged the people to cooperate with the concerned functionaries in carrying out the vaccination campaign.
He also informed that Pattan area has been chosen for dairy development under the centrally sponsored Aspirational Districts programme as this region has huge potential in milk production.
Moreover, he appealed the youth to come forward and opt dairy development initiative as their career avenue.
Meanwhile, DC interacted with several farmers who appraised him about their issues and demands with regard to cattle development. Dr Itoo assured them that all their demands shall be looked for their proper redressal besides urging upon them to cooperate in making this campaign a success.