New Delhi : The Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala in the Loksabha in a written reply said that the Government is implementing a Livestock Health and Disease Control Programme (LH&DCP) under which Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Pesté des Petits Ruminants (PPR) are two diseases which are taken up for eventual eradication. Both the diseases are of economic importance to the farmers. The FMD eradication is implemented under National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) since 2019-20. PPR eradication programme under Livestock Health and Disease Control (LH&DC) scheme is implemented from 2021-22. Both FMD and PPR eradication programmes are 100% centrally funded.
It is envisaged to eventually eradicate FMD and PPR by 2030.