Shimla, April 3- State did not declare Lumpy disease disaster, Centre denies compensation
The Centre government did not compensate for the loss of livestock due to Lumpy disease as the state did not declare the outbreak, a disaster. This was stated by Animal Husbandry Minister Chander Kumar who was replying to a supplementary query of Malinder Rajan (Congress) in the state assembly on Monday.
Replying in the question hour, the Minister said that the issue was raised by the state with the Union Government and they informed that the declaration of Lumpy disease as disaster was within the preview of the respective state; however the state did not issue any notification and thus, the state could not be compensated.
Minister informed that centre assisted other states who had declared Lumpy disease but since state did not issue such notification during the peak of outbreak, so were not given any compensation.
Earlier replying to a query raised by the Vinod Sultanpur (Congress-Kasauli) Minister said that an app was being prepared to rope in the Public works department, Panchayat, MC and Police and other concerned departments to coordinate in the rescue operations of injured and diseased animal during road mishaps in the state.
In another reply of a query raised by the Nand Lal Rampur-Congress) Agriculture minister informed that during last kharif season the department provided various fertilisers tune to75000 metric tons and 50,000 mt in Rabi Season. He said that 115 mt of demand for NPK was from the farmers which had been supplied. He assured the member that if farmers would demand NPK and other fertilisers, the departments would make it available.
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