Status of Avian Influenza in the country

Till 30thJanuary, 2021 outbreaks of Avian Influenza (Bird flu) have been confirmed in 10 States/UTs (Kerala, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir) for poultry birds and in 13 States/UTs (Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Bihar) for Crow/Migratory/ Wild birds.

Avian Influenza has been confirmed in domestic fowl in Udhampur (Dhantwal West) district of Jammu and Kashmir UT.

Further, Avian Influenza has been confirmed in crow samples in Hamirpur district of Himachal Pradesh; Paschim Champaran district of Bihar and in samples from peacock in Udhampur (Dhantwal West) as well as samples of crow in Poonch of UT of Jammu & Kashmir.

Sanitization Certificate has been issued and Post Operation Surveillance Plan (POSP) is in place for all the epicentres of poultry outbreak in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

Control and Containment Operations (Cleaning and Disinfection) are going on in the affected epicentres of Haryana, Maharashtra,Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

Surveillance work is continued at the places where positive results have been reported in 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 maintaining itsefforts to generate awareness about Avian through platforms including social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook handles.




    Source PIB