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40 lakh domesticated animals vaccinated in Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

government has vaccinated 40 lakh domesticated animals to prevent outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in the state.

"The government has already issued instructions to provide free vaccination and appealed to the farmers to get their cattle vaccinated in the nearest veterinary hospitals," Gulzar Singh Ranike, Animal Husbandry Minister said here today.

The Department has launched a "sustained and intensive drive" throughout the state for mass vaccination of cattle and this campaign would continue till June 30, he said.

He said that Foot and Mouth Disease vaccination has been brought in the ambit of Right to Service Act (RTS), where every aggrieved citizen has a right to complain to the authorities.

First Published: Thu, June 25 2015. 18:57 IST