THD NewsDesk, New Delhi: A total of 6,931 poultry birds including 6,900 in Amravati, 19 in Nandurbar and 12 in Jalna were found dead due to Bird Flu on a single day. However, no mortality was found in other birds like herons, sparrows, parrots and crows. The samples are being sent for test to the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal and Disease Investigation Section, Pune.
According to, Within a radius of 1 km from the poultry farm in the infected zones, so far, 10,65,847 poultry birds including 8,98,273 birds from Navapur in Nandurbar district, 60,75,791 eggs and 83,694 kg of poultry feed has been scientifically destroyed as per the department of animal husbandry.
The government has released compensation of Rs 3.38 crore for containment of bird flu to the poultry farmers where the culling of poultry birds, disposal of eggs and poultry feed have been carried out in the infected zones for containment of bird flu.
The state government has delegated powers for the prevention, control and eradication of Bird Flu to the district collectors under the provisions of Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases Act, 2009. Therefore, strict biosecurity measures were adopted and poultry farmers have been urged to follow.
Apart from this, chicken shop proprietors are strictly directed to use gloves and a mask to cover the mouth and nose. They have also been asked to follow hygiene practices in the shop and to maintain social distance.