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Govt ‘prepared’ to tackle bird flu

Govt ‘prepared’ to tackle bird flu

Bar headed goose found dead near Pong Dam amid spread of bird flu. A Tribune Photograph.



Chandigarh, January 6

Minister for Animal Husbandry and Rural Development Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said no case of bird flu had been reported in the state so far, but the government had taken all precautions to deal with the situation.

Addressing a press meet at Punjab Bhawan, he said people who eat eggs and meat need not be afraid. “They just need to eat these products after proper cooking.”

Monitoring sale of meat, fish

Minister for Animal Husbandry and Rural Development Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said the government was closely monitoring the sale of meat and fish so that sub-standard products were not sold in the market

He said the government was closely monitoring the sale of meat and fish so that sub-standard products were not sold in the market. He also appealed to people to refrain from spreading rumours and report any such rumour to the administration.

On achievements of the Animal Husbandry Department, he said a new veterinary science college had been started at a cost of Rs 92.14 crore in Rampura Phool town of Bathinda. — TNS


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