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National Livestock Quarantine Centre

  • About

    The National Livestock Quarantine Centre ensures the health and well-being of our country’s animals by preventing the introduction and spread of infectious diseases. The National Animal Quarantine Centres (NAQCs) serve as specialized facilities where animals undergo quarantine, monitoring, and management processes to maintain a healthy population.

    NAQCs safeguard the health and welfare of our livestock population. By preventing the introduction and spread of infectious diseases, we not only protect our animals but also contribute to public health and support international trade by adhering to strict biosecurity standards.

  • Purpose

    • Protecting Public Health: We prevent the transmission of zoonotic diseases that could harm humans.
    • Safeguarding Livestock Health: Our measures ensure the well-being of domestic animals by stopping the spread of contagious diseases.
    • Supporting International Trade: We facilitate safe movement across borders, meeting international standards.
    • Monitoring and Surveillance: Regular inspections and health screenings allow us to detect and respond to potential disease threats.
    • Quarantine and Isolation: We provide facilities for isolating animals suspected of carrying diseases, ensuring they don’t pose risks to others.
    • Research and Training: NAGRC&DB serves as a platform for research on animal diseases and biosecurity measures, while also providing training for stakeholders.
  • Key Stakeholders

    We work closely with various stakeholders to achieve our goals:

    • Government Agencies: Ministries overseeing agriculture, livestock, and health are crucial partners.
    • Veterinary Authorities: National veterinary services enforce regulations and manage disease control programs.
    • International Organizations: Bodies like the World Organisation for Animal Health provide guidance and support.
    • Importers and Exporters: Those involved in animal trade rely on our facilities to ensure compliance.
    • Research Institutions and Industry Associations: Academic and industry bodies collaborate on research and policy.
  • Key Strategic interventions

    Here’s what we do to establish, develop, maintain, and popularize NAQCs:

    • Infrastructure Development: We build purpose-built facilities equipped with everything needed for effective quarantine.
    • Regulatory Framework: Our comprehensive regulations and protocols align with international standards.
    • Capacity Building: Training our staff ensures they are well-equipped to handle all aspects of quarantine operations.
    • Risk Communication: We engage stakeholders through outreach programs to promote awareness and compliance.
    • International Collaboration: Collaborating globally helps us harmonize standards and share vital information.
    • Continuous Improvement: Regular evaluations and audits ensure we stay ahead of emerging threats.
    • Data Management: Robust systems for data collection and analysis inform our decision-making.
    • Emergency Preparedness: We have contingency plans in place to manage unexpected events effectively.
    • Public-Private Partnerships: Collaborating with the private sector enhances our efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Sustainability: We ensure long-term viability through adequate funding and stakeholder engagement.

    By implementing these strategies, we effectively protect our livestock, support trade, and strengthen biosecurity efforts nationwide and are committed to ensuring a healthy future for our animals, our people, and our economy.