Know about the Animal Quarantine Certification Services inaugurated in Bengaluru today

Know about the Animal Quarantine Certification Services inaugurated in Bengaluru today

Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India inaugurated Animal Quarantine Certification Services (AQCS) on the occasion of National Milk Day celebrations in Hasserghata in Bengaluru. The station has been completed recently.

AQCS, Bengaluru was initiated in August 2009 and the station has been functioning from the airport satellite office at Alpha 3, Kempegowda International airport, Bengaluru. Since its inception, the station has seen a substantial increase in its workload and the movement of livestock and livestock products has increased manifold. However, in the absence of a quarantine facility, the import of live animals like horses, cattle, sheep, and goats among other cattle was not allowed to import in Bengaluru.

Accordingly, the construction work started in the 10 acres area at Hessarghata with funding from the Ministry of Fisheries Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India.

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With the ambient climatic conditions of Bengaluru, it is envisaged that the climatic conditions will be most suitable for live animals to be imported and such imported animals will be acclimatised properly at the quarantine station.

This station will facilitate regions in the country especially the southern states to import and export of livestock and livestock products and boost to trade. The Animal Quarantine Certification Services (AQCS) station will be equipped with an online clearance system for imports of livestock products and livestock in due course and be a game changer for the local economy.

The quarantine station was inaugurated by Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Minister of State, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal husbandry & Dairying, in the presence of Rajesh Kumar Singh, Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Govt. of India.

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