PORVORIM: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant today said that the state governemnt has received a set of instructions from centre on the issue of bird-flu and that the animal husbandry department has been notified on the same.
“We have recieved instrcutions from centre on the rsing cases of bird-flu. I have informed the Director of Animal Husbandry on this issue and asked him to look into the matter,” said CM Sawant
Across India, lakhs of birds have been found dead in the last 10 days. At least four states – Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Rajasthan- have confirmed bird flu, sounding an alert as the authorities step up efforts to contain the spread. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are also vigilant after 12,000 ducks died in the last few days in neighbouring Kerala.
In a statement, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying said: “The measures suggested to the affected states to contain the disease and prevent further spread as per the Action Plan on Avian Influenza include strengthening the biosecurity of poultry farms, disinfection of affected areas, proper disposal of dead birds or carcasses, timely collection and submission of samples for confirmation and further surveillance, intensification of surveillance plan as well as the general guidelines for prevention of disease spread from affected birds to poultry and human.