Dhawan feeds birds amid bird flu, Varanasi DM says action to be taken against boatman



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Jan 24, 2021 16:21 IST

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], January 24 (ANI): Kaushal Raj Sharma, District Justice of the Peace, Varanasi, has stated that motion might be taken towards boatmen who didn’t observe the administration’s tips and allowed vacationers on their boats to feed the birds amid the hen flu.
Eyebrows have been raised after Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan shared a social media submit by which the participant might be seen feeding birds throughout a ship experience in Varanasi. “Happiness is feeding birds,” Dhawan had written on Instagram whereas sharing photos.
Nevertheless, Sharma stated motion will solely be taken towards the boatmen, not the vacationers.
“There was some data that some boatmen should not adhering to the administration’s directions and the vacationers on their boats are feeding the birds. So, these boatmen are being recognized and vacationers usually should not conscious of such issues,” Sharma instructed ANI.
“Nevertheless, it was made clear by the police and the administration to the boatmen that they need to not enable the vacationers on their boat to feed the birds. Whosoever flouted these guidelines might be served discover and they are going to be requested as to why their license shouldn’t be canceled… No motion might be taken towards the vacationers,” he added.

The central authorities on Thursday knowledgeable that avian influenza or hen flu has been confirmed in six states for poultry birds and in 10 states for the crow, migratory and wild birds until January 21.
“As of twenty first January 2021, outbreaks of Avian Influenza (AI) have been confirmed in poultry birds in 6 States (Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Punjab). AI has additionally been confirmed in Crow/Migratory/ Wild birds in 10 States (Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand),” the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying had stated.
Additional, Avian Influenza has been confirmed in poultry samples from Madhya Pradesh’s Raisen district, in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada, and in Thane, Yavatmal, Wardha, Gondia, Ahmednagar, and Hingoli districts of Maharashtra.
Influenza has been confirmed in geese within the States of Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district. “Management and Containment Operations are underway within the affected epicentres of Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra,” the ministry had stated.
“The central group fashioned for monitoring the scenario within the affected areas of the nation has visited Parbhani district of Maharashtra to observe the epicentres of the outbreak and to conduct epidemiological research,” it had added. (ANI)

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