Bird Flu confirmed in crows, poultry in Jammu and Kashmir: Govt

Jammu and Kashmir is amongst 14 states and UTs the place Avian Influenza amongst commercially reared and wild birds has been confirmed, the federal government stated on Friday.

In Jammu and Kashmir context, Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, knowledgeable Rajya Sabha that the avian influenza instances have been confirmed in Kulgam, Anantnag, Budgam, Pulwama, Baramulla, Poonch and Udhampur districts.

The species affected, he stated, embody “crows and poultry”.

Moreover J&Ok, the minister stated that avian influenza instances have been confirmed from Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan and New Delhi.

Responding to the questions by a parliamentarian Anand Sharma, the minister stated that advisories had been issued to States/UTs for elevated surveillance and biosecurity in poultry farms earlier than onset of winter on account of arrival of migratory birds throughout winter.

The states and UTs have been requested to extend surveillance round water our bodies, dwell chook markets, zoos, poultry farms, and many others., and likewise perform correct disposal of carcasses, strengthening of biosecurity in and round poultry farms, prohibit motion of poultry from contaminated zones and taking preparatory measures— sustaining ample inventory of PPE kits and equipment, disinfectants and different logistics required for management operations.

They had been additionally requested to arrange a central management room to observe each day progress of preventive and management measures, he stated.

The states and UTs have been requested to make sure efficient communication and coordination with Well being and Forest authorities for shut vigilance of the illness standing to keep away from any likelihood of leaping of the illness into people.

“As per info gathered, Meals Security and Requirements Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued an in depth steering word on secure dealing with, processing and consumption of poultry meat and eggs throughout chook flu outbreak,” he stated as per the reply, a replica of which lies with GNS.

As per the Motion Plan, he stated, there’s a provision for compensating poultry farmers for pressured culling of poultry and destruction of eggs and poultry feed.

The Division, below the Help to States for Management of Animal Illness (ASCAD ) part, offers monetary help for such compensation, he added.

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