A complete of 380 poultry birds has been discovered useless as a result of chicken flu in Maharashtra. Of the 380 poultry birds, 190 have been from Nandurbar, 115 in Amravati, 40 in Jalgaon, 25 in Parbhani and 10 in Palghar district. The samples are being despatched for testing to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illnesses in Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part, Pune.
Based on the division of animal husbandry, thus far, 7,20,515 poultry birds together with 5,86,668 birds from Navapur in Nandurbar district, 26,44,177 eggs and 73,004 kg poultry feed have been scientifically destroyed inside a radius of 1 km from the poultry farm within the contaminated zones.
The state authorities has launched Rs 3.38 crore in direction of compensation 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 chicken flu.
The state authorities has delegated powers to the district collectors beneath the provisions of the Prevention and Management of Infectious and Contagious Illnesses in Animals Act, 2009 for the prevention, management and eradication of chicken flu.
The district administration has began the method of declaration of ‘’Alert Zone’’ in an space of mortality in poultry birds, suspected to be useless of chicken flu and guaranteeing mandatory precautionary and preventive measures are undertaken beneath the powers conferred to them.
The poultry farmers are urged to observe strict biosecurity measures. The rooster store proprietors are strictly directed to make use of gloves, a masks protecting 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 based mostly on unscientific details about chicken flu.