Bird flu grips India, Centre issues advisory as Kerala announce compensation
Kerala : Coronavirus is continuously haunting businesses and to make things worse bird flu has come in picture recently. Kerala government on Wednesday decided to offer compensation to Poultry farmers as the cases of bird flu have been registered.
In one of the recent orders, the Tatwe government said that it will be providing Rs 200 each to the owners of birds that are older than 2 months and Rs 100 each for birds less than 1-month-old.
In the wake of the bird flu scare in many states, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has deployed multi-disciplinary teams to Avian Influenza affected Alappuzha and Kottayam districts in Kerala, and Panchkula District in Haryana.
Also, the Centre has claimed that they have registered epicenter of bird flu at 12 epicenters in four states — Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.
The statement also cautioned other states and asked them to stay alert and take instant actions in case of any disturbance.
The current bird flu outbreak is reported barely a few months after India in September 30, 2020 declared the country free from the disease. India notified the first outbreak of Avian Influenza in 2006.
Of the 12 epicenters, the bird flu has been reported in crows in Baran, Kota, Jhalawar region of Rajasthan as well as Mandsaur, Indore, Malwa areas of Madhya Pradesh.