Shillong, May 10,2022 (MMP):Animal Husbandry & Veterinary department, Sanbor Shullai has informed that soon a joint meeting between the Meghalaya government and Assam government will be held to discuss cattle smuggling. Highlighting the steps taken to address problems faced during transportation of cattle from outside the state, Shullai said the Meghalaya government has taken immediate steps to ensure hassle free transport of cattle from other states to Meghalaya and to prevent any kind of harassment to traders. He informed that a DO letter was also written to the Chief Minister of Assam requesting for his interventions and to facilitate hassle free transport of cattle from other states to Meghalaya. The Minister further said that the department has also started issuing transit permits for transporting cattle from outside the state to Meghalaya. (MMP)
As many as 259 pigs die of Swine Flu in Ri Bhoi District
Shillong, May 10,2022 (MMP):As many as 259 pigs have died in Ri-Bhoi district in the last one-and-half months due to African Swine Fever (ASF).Principal Secretary of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry department, GHP Raju has said 259 pigs have died in four villages in Ri-Bhoi due to confirmed ASF.“Suspected ASF cases were reported in Meghalaya after a large number of pigs died of ASF in Mizoram and Tripura,” he said.The first case of ASF in Ri-Bhoi was reported on April 13 following which notifications were issued under the Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Act, 2009, banning slaughter, movement of pigs and supplies at Umshorshor village which was declared as the epicentre of ASF. Villages falling within one-km radius of Umshorshor were designated as ‘infected zones’ while all villages falling within a 10-km radius of the epicenter were declared as ‘surveillance zone’.
Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment to inaugurate the Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development in Shillong.
Shillong, May 10,2022 (MMP):The Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, Dr. Virendra Kumar, will inaugurate the Composite Regional Centre (CRC) for Skill Development, Rehabilitation and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) CRC-Shillong under administrative control of NIEPMD Chennai, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India on 17th of this month at U Soso Tham Auditorium, State Central Library, Shillong .
Radio Jockey of “Mirchi” RJ Nicky of 91.1 Mirchi Shillong felicitated by UNICEF India
Shillong, May 10,2022 (MMP):Radio Jockey of “Mirchi” RJ Nicky of 91.1 Mirchi Shillong felicitated by UNICEF India and Radio 4 Child at Radio 4 Child recognition ceremony and Workshop on Routine Immunization held recently at Mumbai. More than 80 Radio professionals from across the country were also felicitated for their contribution in spreading awareness on Immunization during the Pandemic. The awardees were felicitated by multi-Grammy Award-winning Indian music composer and environmentalist Ricky Kej and other dignitaries. Zafrin Chowdhury Chief Communication, Advocacy & Partnerships UNICEF India expressed her appreciation for the contribution made by various radio professionals in spreading awareness during the pandemic and stressed upon the need for more awareness on routine immunization for children.MMP