APM Terminals Pipavav initiates Vaccination Drive for livestock in nearby villages
APM Terminals Pipavav has launched a vaccination drive for livestock in nearby 45 villages like Rampara, Bherai, Chhatadiya, Hadmatiya, Thavi and Shiyalbet villages under the ‘Pashuuday project’. This is to control the spread of the infectious lumpy skin disease in livestocks.
According to the survey done by the state of Gujarat, the highly contagious lumpy skin disease has been found in cows and buffaloes in 1,126 villages in 15 districts of the state. It has affected more than 40,000 animals and continues to spread further.
Commenting on the drive, Mr. Jakob Friis Sørensen, MD, APM Terminals Pipavav said, “The spread of the infectious disease is an unfortunate incident as livestock is the livelihood of many villagers. APM Terminals strongly believes in protecting and nurturing the ecosystem near the port. We are happy to start the vaccination drive and awareness as precautionary measure, to control the spread further. We hope that the vaccination drive helps curb down the disease and keeps the cattle healthy.”
About APM Terminals Pipavav
APM Terminals Pipavav [Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd.] is one of India’s leading gateway ports for Containers, Ro/Ro (passenger cars), Liquid Bulk and Dry Bulk cargoes serving Northwest of India from Gujarat. The Port is connected to North and West of Indian hinterlands via Rail and Road network. The current annual Cargo Handling Capacity includes 1.35 million TEU Containers, 250,000 Passenger cars, 2 million metric tons of Liquid bulk and 4 million metric tons of Dry bulk. APM Terminals Pipavav is India's first public private partnership (PPP) port in India and is a part of the APM Terminals global terminal network.