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Nagaland partially lifts ban on import of pigs


Dimapur, September 16: Government of Nagaland has partially lifted the ban on import of health and certified pigs from Punjab and Haryana except Assam, Arunachal and States having cases of African Swine Fever.
In a notification, Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy stated SOPs have been laid down for license holders/transporters which has to be strictly adhered to.
According to the notification, the transit animals are not disembarked in any place for any purpose within Assam. The vehicles do not have any stop over points within Assam unless it is of utmost necessary. No animal waste or animal carcass is thrown out of the vehicles of the transit rout.
The notification further said transit vehicles travelling through infected areas of African Swine Fever (ASF) are to be disinfected at the exit point of the infected zone and the exit of the surveillance zone and the disinfection related cost will have to be borne by the transporters or the supplier.
Record of each animal, animal transporter with license number and vehicle number, name of consignee, address of consignee is to be kept at each inter-district checkposts and will be forwarded to Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department, Assam. The transporters/license holders have to report to the respective CVOs with details. (Page News Service)