Lumpy Disease: Goa extends ban on import of cattles by another two months

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Panaji:  Goa government has extended ban on the transportation of cattle except buffaloes from other states by another two months.

In an order issued by District Magistrate on January 21, which was published on the Government Gazette on Monday, has said that the ban on transportation of cattle from other states for a period of 60 days.

The ban imposed earlier has expired on January 21, 2023 necessitating the District Administration to extend the prohibition.

The magistrate has said that the ban has been imposed following information from Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services that the condition of lumpy skin disease in the cattle of the neighbouring states is still prevalent.

“Hence in an effort to keep the disease from spreading, it has been requested to extend the ban on the transportation of milch animals except buffaloes from other states to Goa,” the order reads.

The magistrate has said that the relaxation in the order should be restricted only for transportation of healthy buffaloes.

“The rejected buffalo, if any, shall be directly lifted and transported back to the original place from where they procured,” the order says adding that the person contravening the order shall be punishable under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

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