Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Sept. 11 -- : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NACDP) to check and eradicate the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis among the livestock in the country here.

The Rs 12,652-crore Central government-sponsored programme will vaccinate over 600 million cattle in the country in an effort to mitigate the two diseases.

Modi also launched the National Artificial Insemination Programme and a country-wide workshop at all the Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in all the 687 districts of the country on vaccination and disease management, artificial insemination and productivity.

The Prime Minister also launched the Swachhta Hi Seva Programme with a focus on...