Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying gives a status report of Avian Influenza in the country

New Delhi: The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying on Saturday said that as of 23 January, outbreaks of Avian Influenza (Bird flu) have been confirmed in nine states (Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab for poultry birds and in states (Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, and Punjab) for Crow, Migratory and Wild birds.

However, crow/pigeon samples were submitted from Rudraprayag, Lansdowne Forest Range, and Paudi Forest Range of Uttarakhand; pigeon samples from Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan; crow and peacock samples from Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh have been found negative for Avian Influenza.

Control and Containment Operations (Cleansing and Disinfection) are going on in the affected epicenters of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Uttarakhand, and Kerala.

Compensation is paid to farmers whose poultry birds, eggs, and poultry feed are culled/disposed of by the State as per the Action Plan. The Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD), Government of India provides funds to states and UTs on a 50:50 sharing basis under the ASCAD component of its LH and DC Scheme.

All states are reporting to the Department daily regarding the control measures adopted by them based on the Revised Action Plan for Prevention, Control, and Containment of Avian Influenza 2021.