Bird Flu Spreads To Nine States, PM Modi Asks CMs To Be Vigilant

As the bird flu scare spreads through India, PM Modi addressed chief ministers of the affected states and urged them to be vigilant and keep a close watch on water bodies, poultry farms and zoos.

Raghav N

January 12, 2021

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Even before eliminating Coronavirus successfully, many countries in the world, including India have been thrown with the challenge of the recently discovered bird flu. Nine states including Rajasthan, Delhi, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat have already confirmed the presence of the influenza in their respective regions.

In Rajasthan , close to 3,000 birds have died with crows constituting a major chunk affected by the contagion. A rapid response team is working on controlling the situation. In Kerala’s Alappuzha and Kottayam districts, many birds were culled to combat the flu. In Delhi’s Trilokpuri area, at least 17 crows were found dead on Sunday, forcing the local administration to cordon off the area. Maharashtra government has set up a helpline number for people to report any dead birds spotted across Mumbai. The step was taken after the financial capital found two crows dead yesterday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address on Monday asked all state chief ministers to keep a close watch on water bodies, zoos and poultry farms. He further assured the state heads that the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying is drawing an efficient plan with a frontline role for district magistrates to tackle the worrisome issue.

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