PM Narendra Modi Launches National Animal Disease Control Programme And ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ in Mathura, Plays With Calf (Watch Video)
PM Narendra Modi speaks in Mathura. (Photo Credits: ANI)

Mathura, September 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Mathura today, on Wednesday, to launch the National Animal Disease Control programme and the National Artificial Insemination Programme. On his visit to Mathura, the Prime Minister was seen spending time with the livestock as Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath looked on. The Prime Minister will also participate in the “Swacchata hi Sewa” programme in Mathura. Onam 2019: Narendra Modi Extends Warm Greetings on the Auspicious Occasion.

The Prime Minister's visit to Mathura is seen as a step toward his poll promise of doubling farmers income. The motive behind introducing the National Animal Disease Control Programme is to eliminate the Foot and Mouth Disease and Brucellosis in livestock from Mathura. "With 100 percent funding from the Central Government of Rs 12,652 Crores for a period of five years till 2024, the programme aims at vaccinating over 500 Million Livestock against the Foot and Mouth Disease," reported DD News. Narendra Modi Launches Slew of Government Schemes for Farmers.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi also launched 16 projects of Uttar Pradesh government related to livestock, tourism and road construction. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also met the women who pick plastic from garbage and extended a helping hand to them. PM will launch a campaign against single-use plastic products from Mathura.

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"Prime Minister shall also be launching the National Artificial Insemination Programme. Also expected is the simultaneous launch of the nationwide workshops in KrishiVigyanKendras in all the 687 Districts of the country on the topic of vaccination, disease management, artificial insemination and productivity," tweeted PMO.

The Prime Minister in his speech called for total boycott of single plastic use and said, "We need to make efforts to rid our homes, offices, and workplaces of single-use plastic by October 2, 2019. I appeal to self help groups, civil society, individuals and others to join this mission."