West Bengal to end culling operations today

February 2nd, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by admin  

Kolkata, Feb.2 (ANI): West Bengal’s Animal Resources Development Minister Anisur Rehman today said that his government plans to end culling operations in the state’s bird flu-affected districts on Saturday.
Rehman said that in Berhampore, 27 lakh birds were culled till Saturday, when the remaining one lakh would be culled.
After culling ends in areas hit by the avian influenza, all possible measures would be taken to disinfect the cooperatives, the residence of poultry owners and their neighbourhood, he said.
A comprehensive list containing the names of persons whose poultry had either died of the disease or culled will be compiled very soon for compensation, he said.
For compensation, no difference will be made between Above Poverty Line and Below Poverty Line families, he said.
The state government, he said, will also take up with the Centre the issue of waiving of loans for women of self help groups who had taken bank loans for setting up poultry business. (ANI)

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