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Punjab to set up viral vaccine units to protect livestock

Units will help in protecting livestock against foot and mouth disease, swine flu and goat plague, said a spokesperson.

punjab Updated: Jun 07, 2017 20:24 IST
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Punjab chief minister captain Amarinder Singh.
Punjab chief minister captain Amarinder Singh.(HT File Photo)

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for setting up viral vaccine production units to ensure better protection of livestock against critical diseases.

Capt took the decision during a meeting with the department of animal husbandry, fisheries and dairy development here. The units will help in protecting livestock against foot and mouth disease, swine flu and goat plague, said a spokesperson.

The CM also directed the department to work on a detailed plan for establishing disease-free zones in certain areas, beginning from the international border and between the geographical boundaries stretching from the Beas to Sutlej in order to give impetus to the promotion of trade between India and its neighbouring countries.