Dimapur, November 20: The Longleng District administration has partially lifted the ban on import of healthy and certified pigs from Punjab & Haryana except Assam, Arunachal and states having cases of ASF with immediate effect.
This is in pursuance of the Government’s Notification dated 15th September 2020 and in partial modification of the notification dated 30th April 2020in regards to the ban on import of pigs from outside the State due to outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF).
However the following SOPs have been laid down for license holders/ transporters vide Govt. of Assam letter No.VFV269/2020/60, which should be strictly adhered to: The transit animals are not disembarked in any place for any purpose within Assam; vehicles do not have any stop over point within Assam unless it is of utmost necessity; no animal waste or animal carcass is thrown out of the vehicles of the transit route; transit vehicles travelling through infected areas of ASF are to be disinfected at the exit points of the infected zone and the exit of the surveillance zone and the disinfection related cost have to be borne by the transporters or the supplier.
Violation of the SOPs shall lead to confiscation of the animals with fines as determined by the confiscating authority, it said.
(Page News Service)