Hek assures Meghalaya Govt will pay compensation to cattle farmers affected by Lumpy Skin Disease

Minister in-charge Animal Husbandry & Veterinary AL Hek on Tuesday assured that the state government will pay compensation to cattle farmers affected by the Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in the State.
During the question hour, opposition VPP legislator from Nongkrem Ardent M Basaiawmoit wanted to know if the government is contemplating to provide compensation to cattle farmers, who were compelled to close down their farms due to LSD
Hek said no compensation was paid to cattle farmers but the state government will pay the compensation.
According to him, over 9,000 cattle were affected by LSD in the State.
Hek also informed that four veterinary hospitals and 125 dispensaries are providing medicines and vaccination to cattle against the disease.
The minister informed that Rs 16,20,000 compensation was provided to farmers during 2020-21 for deaths of 540 pigs due to African Swine Fever disease.

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