Bird toll in Maharashtra mounts to 14,524

The variety of lifeless birds in Maharashtra since January 8 has risen to 14,524 on Friday. Avian influenza or fowl flu in poultry birds has been confirmed throughout 16 districts.

On Thursday, 732 birds have been discovered lifeless within the state. Of the full, 626 have been poultry birds. Among the many whole variety of lifeless poultry birds, the best toll was in Jalgaon at 198, adopted by Yavatmal at 118. Fifty-four in Palghar, eight in Raigad, three in Pune, 5 in Satara, 4 in Nashik, one in Ahmednagar, 115 in Beed, 17 in Jalna, eight in Nanded, 4 in Osmanabad, 9 in Hingoli, 33 in Amravati, 20 in Nagpur and 29 have been discovered lifeless in Gondia.

Sixty-nine birds, together with herons, sparrows and parrots have been discovered lifeless on Wednesday. Of the full, two have been discovered lifeless in Mumbai, 11 in Thane, one every in Nanded, Satara, Wardha and Palghar, three every in Pune and Ratnagiri, 4 in Beed and 42 in Akola. Whole 37 crows have been discovered lifeless within the state with seven in Mumbai, 14 in Thane, 4 every in Ratnagiri and Beed, three in Pune, two every in Satara and Ahmednagar and one in Nanded.

Based on the containment plan, ready by the Centre, the native administration will cull poultry birds inside 1km radius of the actual poultry farm the place the fowl deaths have been discovered because of avian influenza.

Of the full 29 locations the place the culling of poultry birds has been ordered, destruction of poultry, eggs, poultry feed and excreta has been accomplished in 25 locations. As of Friday, 39,483 birds, eight geese, 35,515 eggs and 53,046kg feed has been destroyed.

Beneath the Fowl Flu Illness Management Program, the state authorities on Friday sanctioned compensation of Rs 1.3 crore for the culling of poultry and different birds, eggs and poultry feed and the operational value of illness management inside 1km radius of the contaminated space.

Poultry farmers inside 1km radius of the contaminated zone shall be compensated for the loss because of culling of their poultry and different birds, eggs and poultry feed. This contains primarily laying birds (egg-laying poultry birds) as much as eight weeks of age for Rs 20 per fowl, layer birds above eight weeks of age Rs 90 per fowl, broiler birds as much as six weeks of age Rs 20 per fowl, broilers above six weeks Rs 70 per fowl, poultry eggs Rs 3 per egg, poultry feed Rs 12 per kg, geese as much as six weeks of age Rs 35 per fowl and geese above six week age Rs 135 per fowl.

The reason for poultry birds’ demise has been confirmed to be fowl flu in Parbahni, Latur, Nanded, Pune, Solapur, Yavatmal, Ahmednagar, Beed, Raigad, Thane, Gondia, Ahmednagar, Hingoli, Satara, Nagpur and Gadhchiroli.

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