Lumpy : BJP Protest In Jaipur Over Lumpy Disease That Has Killed Over 50,000 Cattle In Rajasthan

Lumpy disease: BJP protests in Jaipur over the death of more than 50,000 cattle in Rajasthan

In Jaipur, the BJP demonstrated against the state government over the skin disease in cattle.

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  • Ashok Gehlot demanded that the center declare lumpy disease as a national calamity
  • Stressed the need for additional support for illness
  • More than 11 lakh animals affected by lumpi virus in Rajasthan


Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today held a massive protest in Jaipur regarding lumpy skin disease in cattle. More than 50,000 cattle have died in Rajasthan due to this disease caused by Limpi virus. The protesters clashed with the police, broke barricades and raised slogans demanding immediate action.

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BJP has been raising this issue in the state assembly as well. On Monday, a BJP MLA had brought a cow outside the assembly premises to draw the attention of the state government towards lumpy skin disease.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has demanded that the central government declare this lumpy disease as a national disaster. He said, “Our priority is how to save the lives of cows from the skin disease. The Center has to provide vaccines and medicines, so we are demanding the Center to declare it a national calamity.”

The disease has also affected milk storage in Jaipur, resulting in an increase in the prices of sweets in the state. According to Jaipur Dairy Federation, the state’s largest milk cooperative organization, there has been a decline of 15 to 18 percent in milk collection, although there has been no disruption in supply so far.

In his letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ashok Gehlot has stressed the need for additional support to combat the disease. He has also asked to give priority to Rajasthan after the vaccine is ready.

There is no vaccine yet to combat this disease. The gotpox vaccine has proved to be effective on this. Rajasthan has 16.22 lakh cowpox vaccines, so far 12.32 lakh cattle have been vaccinated. Though more than 11 lakh animals are affected by the virus and with 51,000 cattle deaths in the state, livestock is in danger as the cases of lumpy are on the rise.

The outbreak of lumpy disease in cattle increased rapidly, the situation in Rajasthan went from bad to worse

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