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Bird Flu: Centre Asks States Not To Ban Poultry Supply From Other States

Centre’s assertion comes as instances of avian influenza have been confirmed in 10 states (Representational)

New Delhi:

Amid the unfold of chook flu within the ten states throughout the nation, the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MFAHD) on Wednesday requested all of the states to not ban the availability of poultry and poultry merchandise from different states, stating that it might trigger “negative impact” on the poultry business.

Taking be aware that many states are banning poultry from different states, the MFAHD Ministry in a press release mentioned this might add to the unfavorable impression on the poultry business, including that the states have been requested to rethink such a choice.

This comes as instances of avian influenza have been confirmed in 10 states.

“Further, cases of unnatural mortality of birds have been reported in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir and 4 districts of Jharkhand,” the discharge mentioned.

“On January 12, 2021, a VC was organised under the chairmanship of Secretary, DAHD and was attended by representatives from 17 states. Through the meeting, states were advised to efficiently manage the spread of Avian Influenza in their respective states in accordance with the Action Plan 2021,” the discharge additional mentioned.

To cope with the state of affairs the states have been requested to coordinate with the division of well being and forest and sensitize them in regards to the subject, the ministry mentioned.

States have been additionally requested to take care of a enough provide of protecting tools and keep biosecurity measures in poultry farms. The ministry mentioned States have been additionally directed to establish BSL-II labs on the state stage for dashing up the identification of an infection within the state and well timed introduction of management mechanism.

The states have been additionally requested to make sure that the an infection doesn’t unfold amongst poultry, as it might have a excessive financial price for the poultry farmers.

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“It was found that many states are banning the supply of poultry and poultry products from other states. As this would add to the negative impact on the poultry industry, the states were requested to reconsider such a decision. Awareness generation activities through newspaper advertisements, seminar etc are being conducted by several states,” the discharge mentioned.

The states have been inspired to proceed such consciousness era actions with assist from their state Directorate of Information and Public Relations and have been assured in regards to the availability of funds for such actions.

The launch mentioned that states ought to subject advisories on Dos and Don’ts concerning consumption of poultry and eggs, in order to keep away from spreading of rumours/ misinformation thereby resulting in financial loss for the poultry farmers.

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned poultry farms, zoos, water our bodies should be consistently monitored to include the illness. He had additionally requested all states to stay on alert to regulate the unfold of the illness.

“Bird flu has been confirmed in Kerala, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, UP, MP, Delhi and Maharashtra. Poultry farms, zoos, water bodies have to be constantly monitored to control the spread of bird flu,” mentioned PM Modi.

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