JAMMU, Sept 19: Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture Production Department (APD), Atal Dulloo, today chaired a meeting to review measures being taken up for controlling the spread of lumpy skin disease in Jammu and Kashmir.
Secretary APD; Special Secretary APD; Director Finance APD; Director Animal Husbandry, representatives of SKUAST Jammu and Kashmir, Joint Director ARV R S PURA; Joint Director IAH and BP Zakura, Srinagar; Chief Animal Husbandry Officers of all districts and other concerned officials attended the meeting in person and through video conferencing.
ACS asked the officers to keep a control on movement of animals besides ensuring maximum vaccination to the migrating animals so that further spread of this disease is prevented. He stressed that fogging is most important part of the vaccination drive while asking for engaging maximum field staff to ensure proper fogging in rural areas as well as far flung areas.
Dulloo also stressed strict adherence to proper protocols of treatment as per the recommendations by government of India. He directed the officers for ensuring visits of expert teams from SKUAST Jammu to Udhampur, Reasi and Poonch to check the current situation in the wake of this disease.
He said that a team from SKUAST Kashmir would also be visiting Kupwara to assess the situation.
ACS also enquired about the availability of medicines while directing both the Directors to ensure availability of required medicines in all the affected areas so that the spread can be tackled timely and effectively.