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Culling of chickens continues in West Bengal

Culling of chickens in bird flu-hit areas of Birbhum and Dakshin Dinajpur district continued for the second day on Thursday.

india Updated: Jan 17, 2008 16:18 IST

Culling of chickens in bird flu-hit areas of Birbhum and Dakshin Dinajpur district continued for the second day on Thursday.

Some of the teams set up by the state animal husbandry department would visit villages in Rampurhat I and II blocks of Birbhum district again as the number of birds culled yesterday was small, official sources said in Suri.

Other teams would visit the villages in Nalhati I and II and Mayureswar I blocks and parts of Nalhati municipal area.

In Dakshin Dinajpur, officials had culled about 2000 chickens at a government poultry farm at district headquarter town Balurghat on Wednesday.

Birds reared in private poultry farms of Balurghat would be culled today, official sources said in Balurghat.