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NE on alert, seals border to check entry of birds

All the NE states sharing borders either with Bangladesh or with WB have alerted the borders to prevent entry of birds following instruction from the Central government.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2008 17:00 IST

With West Bengal hit by bird flu, North Eastern states have sounded an alert and sealed borders to prevent entry of birds into the region.

All the NE states sharing borders either with Bangladesh or with West Bengal have alerted the borders to prevent entry of birds following instruction from the Central government, official sources said.

Meghalaya Animal Husbandry and Veterinary director Dr D Khonglah said check points in the entire stretch of the 443 km of Bangla border have been put on high alert.

Quick response teams in the state have been conducting preparedness drills, while required aid and medicines are kept ready, Khonglah told PTI.