26-Sep-2023  Srinagar booked.net


Govt Approves Proposal To Provide Free-of-Cost LSD Medicines



Jammu: The Administrative Council (AC) under the chairmanship of the J&K Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the proposal to provide free medicines to the cattle farmers affected by Lumpy Skin Disease. 

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, and Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K attended the meeting.
As per the government; in J&K, all 20 districts are affected with the disease, with 56,146 cattle having contracted infection to date out of which 1564 animals have died.
The affected farmers are in distress due to medical expenses which range from Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 10,000 and accordingly, to provide relief to the farmers, the provision of free of cost veterinary medicines to LSD-affected farmers has been made to ease the financial burden of the farmers for treating the disease.