Amid an avian influenza scare in a number of states, almost 200 birds, largely crows, have been discovered lifeless in Uttarakhand’s Dehradun and Rishikesh, officers stated on Monday. A complete of 165 birds had been discovered lifeless in several components of Dehradun on Sunday, together with 121 crows within the Bhandari Bagh space solely.
There have been 162 crows, two pigeons, and an eagle among the many lifeless birds present in Dehradun, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Rajiv Dhiman stated. Chief Wildlife Warden JS Suhag stated the samples of the lifeless birds have been despatched to the Indian Veterinary Analysis Institute in Bareilly to determine the reason for their loss of life.
Greater than 30 birds had been discovered lifeless at completely different locations in and round Rishikesh, triggering a bird-flu scare within the city. Twenty-eight crows and a pigeon had been discovered lifeless on the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) premises, one avian loss of life was reported from the Bees Bigha locality and two such deaths had been reported from the Raiwala station, authorities veterinary officer Rajesh Raturi stated.
The samples of the lifeless birds have been despatched to the forest division for additional motion, he added. Confirming the avian deaths, Rishikesh Municipal Commissioner Narendra Singh Quiriyal stated a short lived ban on the sale of chook meat can be imposed within the public curiosity, if mandatory.
Raturi stated although 28 crows and a pigeon had been discovered lifeless on the AIIMS premises, the safety guards on the facility handed over the carcasses of solely 5 crows and the pigeon to officers and buried the remaining ones because the birds had been lengthy lifeless.