A national ceremony was held here today to celebrate the declaration of global freedom from Ruinderpest, the dreaded cattle plague.It took almost 150 years to wipe-out the disease once called Cattle-Plague due to very high level of mortality.

India has been free from clinical Rinderpest since June, 1995. However, as per norms, India submitted the dossier on August, 2005 for obtaining freedom from Rinderpest. The International Committee of World Organization for Animal Health, OIE recognized India as free from Rinderpest infection on 25th May, 2006. 

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