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Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying

Impact of Avian Flu on Poultry Industry

Posted On: 12 FEB 2021 5:24PM by PIB Delhi

As per information received from the poultry industry, there has been a substantial loss in terms of death /culling of poultry birds as well as reduction in consumption of poultry and poultry products due to fear of spread of bird flu thereby leading to less price realization for poultry eggs and meat. As per information received from the States/UTs,a total of 4,49, 271 poultry birds have been culled so far due to Avian flu (Bird flu)

Avian flu among poultry and wild birds have been confirmed in 14 States / UTs namely Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir. However, Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab and Kerala have been affected badly whose details are annexed.

The Department, under Assistance to States for Control of Animal Disease (ASCAD) component of Livestock Health & Disease Control (LH&DC) scheme, supplements the efforts of States/UTs governments for prevention, control and containment of animal diseases, including bird flu, by providing financial assistance (on a 50:50 sharing basis based on extant rates) to the States /UTs. Compensation is paid to poultry farmers whose poultry birds, eggs and poultry feed are culled / destroyed as per the extant Action Plan for Prevention, Control and Containment of Avian Influenza (bird flu).

 

Status of States affected badly due to bird flu (data as on 09.02.2021)

S.No.

State

Number of districts affected

Poultry died

Number of poultry birds culled

1.

Maharashtra

22

41,504

1,09,426

2.

Haryana

2

2,10,000

1,64,000

3.

Punjab

1

49,936

84,505

4.

Kerala

2

25,864

58,335

 

This Information was given by THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FISHERIES, ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND DAIRYING DR. SANJEEV KUMAR BALYAN in Rajya Sabha Today.

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