JAGATSINGHPUR:Effigy of Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Minister Damodar Rout was burnt by local farmers here on Friday alleging that expired thelazia vaccines were administered on cattle in Kujang by government livestock officials.
They said some cattle have died due to the vaccine in Kujang. The protestors under the aegis of Krushak Morcha alleged that the vaccines had not been stored properly and were of low quality. They also lodged a complaint in Kujang police station against the Minister. On the other hand, a team of experts from Animal Disease Research Institute Loknath Behera visited villages of Biridi, Jagatsinghpur and Raghunathpur blocks and interacted with farmers about condition of cattle that were given the vaccines recently.