Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying

Status of Avian Influenza in the country

Posted On: 28 JAN 2021 6:38PM by PIB Delhi

Till 28thJanuary, 2021 outbreaks of Avian Influenza (Bird flu) have been confirmed in 9 States (Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab) for poultry birds and in 12 States (Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab) for Crow/Migratory/ Wild birds.Avian Influenza has been confirmed in poultry samples from DeraBassi, SAS Nagar district of Punjab.

Further, Avian Influenza has been confirmed in crow in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir (Sopore); from Peacock in Yavatmal district and Owl in Nanded district of Maharashtra.

However peahen and Titar samples submitted from Rajkot and Junagarh district of Gujarat have been tested negative for Avian Influenza Virus. Control and Containment Operations (Cleaning and Disinfection) are going on in the affected epicentres of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

Surveillance work is continued at the places where positive results have been reported in other species of birds excluding Poultry. 

Compensation is paid to farmers whose poultry birds, eggs and poultry feed are culled/disposed of by the State as per the Action Plan. The Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD), Government of India provides funds to states / UTs on a 50:50 sharing basis under ASCAD component of its LH & DC Scheme.

All the States are reporting to the Department on daily basis regarding the control measures adopted by the States/UTs based on the Revised Action Plan for Prevention, Control and Containment of Avian Influenza 2021. The Department is taking continuous efforts to generate awareness about Avian through platforms including social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook handles.



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