Centre asks states to rethink ban on sale of poultry

With the worry of hen flu resulting in a ban on promoting poultry in sure locations, the central government got here out to ask the state governments to rethink the ban and permit the sale of poultry merchandise that have been procured from non-infected areas.

The Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (FAHD) on Saturday (January 16) launched a press release suggesting that it was protected for people to devour well-cooked hen and eggs. The ministry urged the people to not consider in unscientific statements and baseless rumours about the identical.

“States have been requested to rethink their decisions to impose a ban on the sale of poultry and poultry products and allow the selling of poultry and poultry products sourced from the non-infected areas/states,” the ministry stated.

“It is reiterated that the consumption of well-cooked chicken and eggs is safe for humans. Consumers should not heed to baseless rumours that are unscientific and often lead to confusion,” it added in its assertion.

The government has made steady efforts to generate consciousness about Avian influenza among the many public by means of each conventional and social media platforms. The affected states have been additionally creating consciousness by means of newspaper ads, releases, and social media posts on Facebook and Twitter.

Central groups have been deployed to the affected areas of the nation they usually have been monitoring the state of affairs of hen flu and conducting epistemological research.

In Maharashtra, the samples of lifeless hens from two villages within the Parbhani and Beed districts examined positive for Avian influenza. This led to a mass culling of round 2,000 birds within the area.

Culling means that the home poultry birds like chickens and geese within the area have been slaughtered to maintain the unfold of hen flu in verify. As a part of the culling course of, all such birds in an space where hen flu cases have been discovered are slaughtered, following which their stays are buried.

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