A complete of 311 poultry birds have been discovered useless on account of fowl flu in Maharashtra. Of the 311, 226 have been in Nandurbar district, 19 in Jalgaon district and 13 every in Nashik and Amravati districts. No mortality was reported in herons, sparrows, parrots and crows. The samples are being despatched for testing to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Ailments in Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part, Pune.
The division of animal husbandry stated, thus far, 7,61,369 poultry birds together with 6,26,854 birds from Navapur in Nandurbar district, 27,94,867 eggs and 74,394 kg poultry feed inside a radius of 1 km from the poultry farm within the contaminated zones have been scientifically destroyed. The state authorities has launched a compensation of Rs 3.38 crore to the poultry farmers the place the culling of poultry birds, disposal of eggs and poultry feed have been carried out within the contaminated zones for containment of Hen Flu.
The poultry farmers are urged to observe strict biosecurity measures. The rooster store proprietors are strictly directed to make use of gloves, a masks overlaying the mouth and nostril, stringent hygiene practices within the store and to take care of social bodily distancing norms.
Additional, the state authorities has appealed to the residents to not eat uncooked, half-cooked poultry meat or eggs. They’ve been additionally requested to not unfold misconceptions and rumours primarily based on unscientific details about Hen flu.
The state authorities has delegated powers to the district collectors underneath the provisions of the Prevention and Management of Infectious and Contagious Ailments in Animals Act, 2009 for the prevention, management and eradication of Hen Flu.