Lumpy skin disease: Gurugram bans cattle movementtext_fields
Gurugram: The Gurugram district administration issued orders under Section 144, banning inter-district and intra-district movement of cattle within its jurisdiction. This is after the outbreak of lumpy skin disease (LSD) in some districts of Haryana, IANS reported.
The order says that there was a lumpy skin disease among cattle in many districts of Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan. Directions under section 144 CrPC are necessary to prevent, control and contain the spread of disease among the animals, it said.
The disease is very contagious and causes peculiar lumps or nodules to appear on the skin of affected cattle. The symptoms of this include fever, loss in milk production, nodules on the skin, nasal and eye discharge etc.
The Gurugram administration further banned organising animal fairs and exhibitions/displays of animals in its jurisdiction.
The order read, "To check the spread of the LSD disease, infected animals are to be isolated from healthy stock. Also, carcasses of animals are not to be disposed of in the open and skinning of carcasses is also prohibited. Animal carcasses are to be disposed of under the supervision of officials of the Animal Husbandry department as per protocol."
Police will check the movement of animals/cattle here by the deployment of adequate force at the police checkpoints at inter-state and inter-district borders as well as within the district. The movement of all trucks/tractor trolleys/other vehicles carrying animals/cattle in/out/within the district shall be stopped with immediate effect, the order said.
And, violation of this order is punishable under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code, the order added.