Cabinet approves amendments to infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Bill

October 16th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for moving necessary amendments to the Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Bill, 2005 pending in Rajya Sabha.
The bill will help to prevent spread of economically important infectious and contagious diseases from one part of the country to another.
It will help to establish “Controlled” and “Eradicated areas” within the country in order to reduce economic losses on account of major economically important infectious and contagious diseases of livestock.
It will help in boosting export of livestock and livestock products including frozen semen and embryos of Indian origin from “eradicated areas” leading to chain or reactions for livestock development on scientific lines in the country.
It will also help to control animal diseases of public health significance on a national basis and promote import and export of animals and animal products by meeting India’’s international obligations. (ANI)

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