Explained: What is African Swine Fever that has hit Assam after China, what has been its impact?

By: Explained Desk | New Delhi |

Published: July 26, 2020 8:53:36 am

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The porcine industry in Assam suffered major losses during the COVID-19 lockdown, which was followed by an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) that has killed more than 17,000 pigs in Assam and over 4,500 in Arunachal Pradesh.

Assam has also opposed the Centre’s recent decision to transport pigs from…

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