Amidst the spread of bird flu in ten states across the country, the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy (MFAHD) on Wednesday asked all states not to ban the supply of poultry and poultry products from other states, saying This would cause a “negative impact” on the poultry industry.
Stating that many states are banning poultry from other states, the MFAHD ministry said in a statement that it would negatively impact the poultry industry, adding that states were requested to reconsider such a decision. Was.
This comes as avian influenza cases have been confirmed in 10 states.
“Further, cases of unnatural mortality of birds have been reported in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir and 4 districts of Jharkhand,” the release said.
“On January 12, 2021, the Vice-Chancellor was held under the chairmanship of the Secretary, DAHD and was attended by 17 states. Through the meeting, states were required to efficiently manage the spread of avian influenza in their respective states. The advice was given. Action Plan 2021, “the release continued.
The ministry said that states were asked to coordinate with the Department of Health and Forests to deal with the situation and sensitize them about the issue.
States were also asked to maintain adequate supplies of protective equipment and bio-safety measures in poultry farms. The ministry said that the states were also directed to identify BSL-II laboratories at the state level to speed up the detection of infection in the state and for timely introduction of control mechanisms.
States were also asked to ensure that the infection does not spread among poultry, as this would be a high economic cost for poultry farmers.
“It was found that many states are banning the supply of poultry and poultry products from other states. As the poultry industry would be negatively impacted, the states were requested to reconsider such a decision. Newspaper advertisements Awareness generation activities through. Seminar etc. are being organized by many states.
States were encouraged to continue such awareness generation activities with the support of their state’s Directorate of Information and Public Relations and were assured about the availability of funds for such activities.
The release states that states should issue advice on dos and donuts regarding poultry and egg consumption, so as to avoid the spread of rumors / misinformation so as to cause economic loss to poultry farmers.
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that poultry farms, zoos, water bodies have to be constantly monitored to prevent the disease. He also asked all states to be on alert to control the spread of the disease.
PM Modi said, “Bird flu has been confirmed in Kerala, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, UP, MP, Delhi and Maharashtra. To control the spread of bird flu on poultry farms, zoos, water bodies Must be constantly monitored. ” .
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