Assistance to States for Control of Animal Diseases (ASCAD)

  • A Centrally Sponsored Project with 75% Central & 25% State Assistance.
  • To be implemented in the state during 10th plan.


  • To control emerging diseases, exotic diseases and existing diseases of the State.
  • Training of field veterinarians as well as field Para-veterinarians.
  • Surveillance and Monitoring of diseases and preparation of disease forecasting models
  • Information and Communication campaign and Community participation

The objectives will be achieved through

  • Immunisation against economically important diseases
  • Strengthening of the disease diagnostic laboratories
  • Strengthening of Orissa Biological Products Institute (OBPI)
  • Training of field staff
  • Mass Awareness campaign
  • Collection, compilation and dissemination of animal disease status
  • Publication of News Bulletins
  • Publication of News Bulletins