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Thursday, January 19, 2012

India : Culling begins at Mayurbhanjs Bahanaga

Article via IBN Live :

" BHUBANESWAR : Culling commenced at Mayurbhanj’s Bahanaga on Wednesday as 10 teams fanned out to the rural pockets and collected the poultry birds. By the end of the day, over 1,800 birds had been culled and buried. The rapid response teams (RRTs) deployed by the Mayurbhanj district administration used public address system to get the people to disclose their birds and surrender them for culling. While the surveillance teams went from door-to-door for the collection of birds, disinfection was also done simultaneously.

Bahanaga, under Betanati block, is reported to have poultry birds not more than 7,000 in number. The veterinary officials along with the district administration are hopeful of completing the culling exercise in the next three days. “Since the national highway cuts through Betanati, tyres of vehicles are being sprayed with disinfectants too,” said an officer. The district administration has earmarked a vacant spot in a reserve forest where two burial pits have been created."

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