Shikhar Dhawan feeds birds amid bird flu, Varanasi DM says action to be taken against boatman- The New Indian Express

By ANI

VARANASI: Kaushal Raj Sharma, District Justice of the Peace, Varanasi, has stated that motion can be taken in opposition to boatmen who didn’t observe the administration’s tips and allowed vacationers on their boats to feed the birds amid the chicken flu.

Eyebrows had been raised after Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan shared a social media publish during which the participant could be seen feeding birds throughout a ship experience in Varanasi. “Happiness is feeding birds,” Dhawan had written on Instagram whereas sharing photos.

Nonetheless, Sharma stated motion will solely be taken in opposition to the boatmen, not the vacationers.

“There was some data that some boatmen are usually 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 are usually not conscious of such issues,” Sharma informed ANI.

“Nonetheless, 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 can be served discover and they are going to be requested as to why their license shouldn’t be canceled… No motion can be taken in opposition to the vacationers,” he added.

The central authorities on Thursday knowledgeable that avian influenza or chicken 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 crew 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.

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