14 November 2022 | News
Maiden delivery of IIL’s FMD vaccine from the remote hilly terrains of Roing to Paghlam in Arunachal Pradesh
Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India, Dept of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, along with Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) transported animal vaccines through the use of drones for the “first time in the world”.
The maiden drone flight moved from Roing to Paghlam in Arunachal Pradesh. Drone delivery of vaccines is expected to not only reach remote difficult terrains faster but also help in providing critical vaccines on time for the protection of livestock from several diseases.
Tage Taki, Minister for Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Government of Arunachal Pradesh; Upamanyu Basu, Joint Secretary (LH), Dept of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India; Sujit Nayak, Joint Commissioner (LH), Dept of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India were present along with IIL’s representatives – D Banerjee and Mainak Sen, during the event.
Dr K Anand Kumar, Managing Director, Indian Immunologicals Limited, expressed great hope for further technological intervention in making vaccines available to remote locations in the country. With this, IIL has amply demonstrated the delivery of “medicines from the sky”.