9 States confirm outbreak of Avian influenza in poultry birds, 12 States for crows, migratory and wild birds

The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying has said that so far outbreak of Avian Influenza or Bird flu has been confirmed in 9 States for poultry birds. The States are Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab for poultry birds.

The Ministry, however, said that it has been confirmed in 12 States for crow, migratory and wild birds. These States include Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.

The Ministry said, Control and Containment Operations  are going on in the affected epicentres of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. Surveillance work is also continuing in the places where positive results have been reported in other species of birds excluding poultry.

The Ministry added that compensation is paid to farmers whose poultry birds, eggs and poultry feed are culled or disposed of by the State as per the Action Plan. The Government of Maharashtra has sanctioned a compensation package of Rs 1,30,00,00 for culling of poultry and other birds and operational cost of disease control, under the Bird Flu Disease Control Program.

The Ministry said, all the States are reporting to the Department on a daily basis regarding the control measures adopted by the States based on the Revised Action Plan for Prevention, Control and Containment of Avian Influenza 2021.


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