Ban on poultry from M?rashtra, Gujarat continues

ALTHOUGH NO further positive samples of bird flu have been reported in the State, the ban on import of poultry and poultry products from Maharashtra and Gujarat continues in the State as a precautionary measure.

india Updated: Apr 25, 2006 13:18 IST

ALTHOUGH NO further positive samples of bird flu have been reported in the State, the ban on import of poultry and poultry products from Maharashtra and Gujarat continues in the State as a precautionary measure.

The ban is applicable on all 26 routes of Maharashtra and nine routes of Gujarat. However, there is no restriction on export of poultry and poultry products from Madhya Pradesh to these two states. The import and export from and to all other states in country and internal movement of poultry and poultry products is also not banned.

Veterinary Services Commissioner Dr Rajesh Rajora said directives in this regard have already been issued to District Collectors of seven districts adjoining Maharashtra and Gujarat. These districts are Jhabua, Burhanpur, Balaghat, Betul, Seoni, Barwani and Chhindwara.

Dr Rajora said out of 3,700 samples only one sample has tested positive in Madhya Pradesh. The positive sample was picked from village Ichchhapur in Burhanpur district, which is very close to Jalgaon district of Maharashtra that is badly affected.

The Commissioner said surveillance work was continuing across the State, especially on the bordering districts of Maharashtra and Gujarat.

Similarly, prohibitory orders are also in place in all districts. However, Directorate of Veterinary Services was collecting prohibitory orders issued by the district administrations to look into possible discrepancies in the orders and then to issue directives for proper and uniform prohibitory orders.

First Published: Apr 25, 2006 13:18 IST