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To safeguard poultry farmers a Rs. 35-crore fund set up.

by Medindia Content Team on March 3, 2006 at 9:09 PM
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To safeguard poultry farmers a Rs. 35-crore fund set up.

As a good gesture and sound health info Kerala and Goa have lifted the ban on poultry and poultry products from Karnataka. This was revealed by Minister for Medical Education and Animal Husbandry V.S. Acharya in the Legislative Council on Wednesday. He also added that this indicates that the situation is under control.

As a step to safeguard poultry farmers and make policies Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said the Government has called for a status report on the extent of losses suffered by poultry farmers after bird flu hit Nandurbar in Maharashtra a couple of weeks ago.

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The Government has set up a fund to help mitigate the losses sustained by farmers whose poultry will have to be culled, and they are being paid Rs. 30 to Rs. 40 a bird said Dr. Acharya.

Dr. Acharya reiterated that there is no incidence of bird flu in Karnataka .Precautionary measures were taken by the state soon after the outbreak in Maharashtra. Those are 42 lakh doses of bird vaccine, sealing of seven border districts, and banning of transport of poultry from neighboring States.

Stocking of the drug, Tamiflu, will be in adequate quantities in case of outbreak of flu.

So Karnataka is all prepared for the eventuality.

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