Oman lifts ban on import of livestock from India

June 18th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): On outbreak of Avian Flu in certain parts of India in the past, Omani Ministry of Agriculture, Sultanate of Oman have imposed ban on import live bird products from India.

Immediately on receipt of this information, Government of India took up the matter with Omani Authorities through diplomatic channel and impressed that Avian Flu is limited to selected pockets of North Eastern Region of the country and also blanket ban on import of live bird products from entire India is unjustified.

It was also impressed that the affected birds were culled and isolated to prevent further spread of avian flu.

As a result of concerted efforts by Government of India, Omani Ministry of Agriculture in accordance with their Ministerial Decree No.168/2008 lifted the ban from of live bird products from India.

Government of India appreciated the prompt action taken by Sultanate of Oman. (ANI)

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