Lumpy Virus: Karnataka Minister Gives 37 Cr As Compensation To The Owners


Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu B. Chavan revealed that compensation has been given to owners to save them from financial loss in case of the death of cattle due to skin nodule disease (lumpy) in the Belagavi district.

The minister stalked after inspecting cattle affected by skin nodule disease in Bellada Bagewadi villages of Hukkeri taluk.

He said, more than 43,000 cattle were affected by the skin nodule disease, and over 25000 cattle were cured by the treatment. The compensation was directly transferred to the owner’s bank account.

Around 67 lakh cows have been vaccinated and 23 lakh vaccines will be given in the upcoming days. Chavan stated that the state government of our state swiftly provided Rs 37 crores for the distribution of compensation money as soon as skin nodule illness was discovered in cattle. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai also showed special interest in the situation.

“As soon as the farmer receives a call about the health problem of the cattle, the veterinary officers and staff should immediately go in the Animal Sanjeevini ambulance vehicle and provide emergency treatment, ” said Karnataka Minister.