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African Swine Fever cases at Manipur’s Leimaram village, pig movement banned

The cases were detected at M/S Rainbow Piggery Farm, Leimaram Makha Leikai, Bishnupur.

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Imphal: District Magistrate Bishnupur on Monday confirmed the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Leimaram village, following which the magistrate banned the movement of pigs in the area.

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The cases were detected at M/S Rainbow Piggery Farm, Leimaram Makha Leikai, Bishnupur.

Necessary instructions have been issued, banning slaughter and movement of pigs, and supplies at Leimaram village and its nearby areas.

The decision was taken to prevent, control and eradicate the scheduled disease as per the Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Act, 2009, said a notification issued by Hanjabam Bobby Sharma, Additional District Magistrate, Bishnupur district. 

Villages within the 1 km radius of the infected premises have been designated as ‘Infected Zone’ and all villages within the 9 km radius are designated as ‘Surveillance Zone’. Any person/institution/organisation found violating any of these containment measures shall be deemed to have committed an offence punishable under the said Act, the notice added. 

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