Bird Flu in Maharashtra; 374 birds including 371 poultry birds found dead

A complete of 374 birds together with 371 poultry birds have been discovered lifeless as a consequence of avian influenza in Maharashtra. The samples are being despatched to Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illnesses in Bhopal and Illness Investigation Part, Pune for testing.

Thus far, 7,12,172 poultry birds together with 5,78,360 birds from Navapur have been scientifically destroyed from the 1 km radius of contaminated zones. The division of animal husbandry stated 26,03,728 eggs and 72,974 poultry feed have additionally been destroyed from contaminated zones throughout the state.

The state authorities has stepped up the vigil in Navapur which has been a poultry hub with 27 farms. The Nandurbar district administration has deployed greater than 100 particular groups to hold out culling of practically 9 lakh poultry birds in phases in Navapur.

The federal government has paid compensation of Rs 45.40 lakh to the poultry farmers within the contaminated zones the place the culling of poultry birds, disposal of eggs and poultry feed have been carried out for containment of Hen Flu.

The state authorities has delegated powers to the district collectors beneath the provisions of Prevention and Management of Infectious and Contagious Illnesses in Animal Act, 2009 for the prevention, management and eradication of avian influenza.

The state authorities has urged the poultry farmers to comply with strict biosecurity measures whereas the rooster store proprietors have been directed to make use of gloves, masks, overlaying mouth and nostril, strict hygiene practices within the store and preserve social bodily distancing norms.

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