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Government Of Assam Animal Husbandry & Veterinary

Livestock, Health & Disease Control Programme

    1. Assistance to States for Control of Animal Diseases (ASCAD):  This project is implemented for the purpose of procurement/ production of animal vaccines and for vaccination of animals and poultry against prevailing diseases. It also caters the refresher training needs of Veterinarians, Para veterinarians as well as laboratory persons. The development of laboratories including infrastructure development, procurement of instruments/ appliances are also adressed through this scheme. Control and containment of diseases of epidemic nature including payment of compensation to farmers for the purpose of control of exotic/ emergent diseases can also be adressed through the ASCAD. Pressntly it is implemented on 75:25 sharing basis between the Centre and the State.
    2. National Project on Rinderpest Eradication (NPRE). The main objective is to sustain the country‟s freedom status from Rinderpest, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, African Horse Sickness and Contagious Bovine Pleuro-Pneumonia (CBPP) through surveillance following the pathway prescribed by the International Organization of Animal Health in order to meet the obligation for export of livestock and livestock products from India.
    3. Professional Efficiency Development (PED). The objective of this scheme is to regulate veterinary practice and to maintain register of veterinary practitioners as per the provisions of Indian Veterinary Council Act, 1984 (IVC Act). The Central Govt. provides 100% funds for functioning of Veterinary Council of India (VCI) & UTs Veterinary Council and 50% funds for functioning of State Veterinary Councils. The council is also responsible for development of training modules in accordance to modern technological advancement and continued training of field veterinarian
    4. National Animal Disease Reporting System (NADRS). The objective of the project is to streamline reporting of animal diseases via a computerized system  linking each Taluka / Block, District and State Headquarters to a Central Disease Reporting and Monitoring Unit at the DADF in New Delhi.
    5. Establishment & Strengthening of Veterinary Hospital and Dispensaries (ESVHD). This scheme helps the States to set up infrastructure for new veterinary hospitals and dispensaries and to strengthen/equip the existing ones. The funding pattern has been changed during 2015-16 to 60:40 between Centre and State and 90:10 for the 8 North-East and 3 Himalayan States between Centre:State.
    6. Foot and Mouth Disease Control Program (FMD-CP). This is a national program aimed to make India free from FMD and is implemented in many states of India since long back. The states of NE India are included in the program from the year 2017-18. Under this program entire eligible population of bovine (about 90 lakh) of Assam is targeted to be vaccinated at 6 monthly interval for several years so as to develop herd immunity. Presently this program is implemented in 15 districts of Assam (Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Charaideu, Sivasagar, Majuli, Jorhat, Golaghat, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Karbi Anglong (E), Karbi Anglong (W), Dima Hasao, Nagaon, Hojai and Morigaon). Next phase is planned to be started from the month of January/19 encompassing entire state.
    7. National Control Programme of Brucellosis (NCPB). The objective of this project is to reduce Brucellosis, an economically important disease that causes abortions and infertility in animals. Central assistance is provided to the state for mass vaccination of all female calves between 6-8 months in the areas where incidence of the disease is high.
    8. Peste des Petits Ruminants Control Programme (PPR-CP). Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) is a viral disease of sheep and goat characterized by high fever, inflammation of the gastro-intestinal tract leading to necrosis and ulceration of the mucous membrane, diarrhea and death. Presently a global agenda is being implemented throguh out the world to eradicate this disease. The programme involving vaccination of all susceptible goats & sheep is started in Assam also with funding support from Government of India on 90:10 sharing basis with the state of Assam.
    9. Classical Swine Fever Control Programme (CSF-CP). This was added in the scheme of LH&DC during 2014-15. Classical swine fever is highly contagious, potentially fatal viral disease that is a major constraint to the development of pig farming in North-East India where it is a main source of livelihood for many.

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    Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department
    Chenikuthi, Guwahati