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Lumpy skin disease continues to spread, hits milk output in Rajasthan

The chief minister said apart from Rajasthan, this disease had affected 13 states

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Rajasthan has about 7 per cent of the country’s cattle population and contributes over 12.72 per cent of milk production

Anil Sharma Jaipur
The lumpy skin disease, which infects cows, has started hitting milk collection in Rajasthan.

A dairy department official said milk collection in August was targeted at 3.5 million litres a day, but it could be just above 2.75 million litres, and this, he pointed out, had been due to the disease.

With the Navratri and Diwali festivals ahead, the price of sweets is expected to go up because of this.

The disease came to Rajasthan in April this year and it has so far affected more than 1.31 million animals, of which, according to estimates of non-government organisations (NGOs), over

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First Published: Sep 19 2022 | 7:26 PM IST

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