Amid the spreading scare of chook flu throughout many components of the nation and within the state, Maharashtra Animal Husbandry Minister Sunil Kedar on Tuesday stated that the state authorities is on alert to take care of the scenario which will come up in coming days.
While speaking to the media, Mr Kedar stated that culling has been began in Maharashtra”s Parbhani district after chook flu has been confirmed as the reason for loss of life of round 800 hens in the previous couple of days at a poultry farm there.
“We are alert to deal with the situation that may arise in the coming days. We had a meeting with Chief Minister with all the District Collectors. The Forest Department and Animal husbandry department are working together with the district administration. We are having a close watch on all the development in this regard,” Mr Kedar advised media.
“We have started the culling operation in Parbhani and we will be doing the culling in an area under the radius of 1 km wherever the cases of bird flu will be reported,” he added.
Two birds have been discovered lifeless close to chilly storage centre within the Kanjurmarg space on Tuesday. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) crew reached the spot to take away the birds’ our bodies.
In order to evaluate the scenario arising out of the chook flu outbreak, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had on Monday known as a gathering to assessment the chook flu scenario in Maharashtra.