Soon, chicken festival in Maharashtra to dispel fake news around bird flu

The Maharashtra Animal Husbandry Division and the District administration are holding hen and egg festivals in numerous districts in order to dispel myths of hen flu, mentioned State Animal Husbandry Commissioner, Sachindra Pratap Singh.

Singh informed BusinessLine that the festivals are held in order that false information about hen flu and poultry merchandise consumption might be dispelled. An aggressive data marketing campaign has been launched in order that the revenue of 20 lakh poultry farmers doesn’t get affected. Rooster and eggs are the most cost effective sources of protein and if correctly cooked they’re protected for human consumption.

He mentioned that in March-April, 2020 there was hearsay doing rounds on the Web, which claimed thatCovid-19 virus might additionally unfold by hen and poultry. It led to a decline within the consumption of poultry merchandise and severly affected farmers. An FIR was additionally registered with the police towards hearsay mongers.

Since January 8, a complete of 18,411 numerous birds have been recorded lifeless. To this point, 50,975 poultry birds, eight geese, 38,760 eggs and 54,851 kg of poultry feed has been scientifically destroyed from the hen flu contaminated zones, as per a press assertion issued by the Division.

Investigation on

Singh mentioned that efforts are nonetheless underway to comprise the unfold of hen flu. Since Day 1 of the outbreak in Maharashtra, the district administration has been mobilised for holding it and each uncommon hen loss of life is being investigated. The pathology samples are being despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Illnesses, Bhopal and labs of the Division for affirmation of the virus within the samples.

The Commissioner mentioned that it’s the arrival of the migratory birds, which has led to the unfold of hen flu within the nation with about 10 States reporting instances of hen flu. The migratory birds are infecting crows and Eggrets and these native birds are additional affecting poultry.

Subsequently, the State Animal Husbandry Division together with native gram panchayat can be surveying the yard poultries for any signal of lifeless birds.

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