New programme for brucella-free villages
The launch of "Brucella Free Villages" was announced for implementation on pilot scale in 50 villages covering 10 states. Brucellosis is zoonotic disease and causes economic losses of about ` 28,000 crores per year. Participants from 26 countries deliberated on brucellosis challenges in The International Conference organized by DBT incollaboration with ICAR during Nov 2017-19. Three new Brucella diagnostic kits were launched.