Centre asks WB govt to take stern measure to curtail bird flu

January 17th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi , Jan 17 (ANI): The West Bengal Government has been asked by the Centre to take stern measures at village level to curtail the spread of avian influenza in the other parts of the country.

Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said we have asked the West Bengal Government to take corrective action in every city and village.

He said domestic and overseas poultry market has not been affected much by the disease, and added that there is no major impact on the market.

The West Bengal Government has already begun culling of the birds in 105 villages and over 3.5 lakh birds in Birbhum and 26,000 in South Dinajpur District have been culled. (ANI)

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