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Culling begins at Keranga after bird flu detection

Khurdha: 27/12(ONT Bureau). Culling of fowl began at Keranga village and one km radius area around it in the district in the wake of detection of avian flu.
Three days after the Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department received report from High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal confirming the H5N1virus, the district collector had convened a meeting on Monday and decided to cull the fowls in infected village. Sample of dead hens were sent to Bhopal on December 19 and was tested positive for the avian flu.
Accordingly, 10 rapid response teams have been mobilised for culling operation. Around 2000 chickens will be culled during the three-day operation, officials said.
A huge pit has been dug to bury the culled birds and elaborate arrangements have been made for disinfecting the area.
Meanwhile, local residents opposed the culling at village and demanded killing of birds at farms first. However, the team has no plan to cull the fowl at farm houses as these are located one km away from the virus epicentre. Sub-collector and senior police officials rushed to the village after people’s opposition.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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