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Govt Committee Reviews Avian Influenza Situation 

The Monitoring Committee constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to oversee the outbreak of H5N8 avian influenza, reviewed the control and containment of the avian influenza situation today.

 

Mortality Status within 24 hours:

 

NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK, NEW DELHI                      – Nil

DEER PARK, HAUZ KHAS, NEW DELHI                                   – Nil

GWALIOR ZOO                                                                   – Nilbird-flu

 

      Action taken:

 

The control and containment measures of avian influenza in the affected zoos are being continued, which include:

 

  1. Surveillance continues and the zoo is being screened regularly for any dead bird.
  2. Bio-security measures being strictly enforced.
  3. Disinfection by spraying anti-virus and other solutions is being undertaken regularly.
  4. The Zoo remained closed for the safety of visitors and control of the disease.
  5. A medical doctor visited and examined the exposed employees of the zoo and medication was provided.
  6. Activities of other birds in the zoos appear to be normal.
  7. Five samples from Gwalior Zoo have been sent to Bhopal for examination.
  8. A meeting of the Monitoring Committee of MoEF&CC was held yesterday to review the status of control and containment of H5 N8 Avian Influenza.
  9. Report from ICAR National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases dated       29.10.2016, indicating updated interim results of samples sent on 24.10.2016 from        National Zoological Park have been received today.   The samples were collected and sent by the Rapid Response Team (RRT) of Animal Husbandry Department, Delhi government. The results are as under:

 

Species Sample Details Result
Not mentioned Cloacal swab-09 Negative for AIV
Tracheal swab-03 Negative for AIV
Fresh dropping-01 Negative for AIV

 

  1. Report from ICAR National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases dated  31.10.2016, indicating the updated interim results of samples sent on 26.10.2016 from National Zoological Park, have been received today. The samples were collected and sent by the Rapid Response Team (RRT) of Animal Husbandry Department, Delhi government. The results are as under:

 

Species Sample Details Result
Grey Partridge Dead Bird – 01 Negative for AIV

 

CRPF to raise Tribal Battalion

Chhattisgarh Sector

Our Correspondent

Government has given approval for raising of a Battalion in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) from Schedule Tribe (ST) candidates. It will begin in four districts of Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur and Sukma of Chhattisgarh.

The Battalion is to be raised by recruiting 744 ST Candidates from the above mentioned districts, informed minister of State for Home Affairs, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a written reply to question by C.N. Jayadevan in the Lok Sabha today.

The decision to set up a tribal battalion has been taken with a view to give more employment to the tribal youth keeping in mind their unique characteristics. There is no rationale for opposition to the setting up of the tribal battalion as recruitment of tribals from Bastar region in CRPF will help addressing unemployment and inequality, and also wean away youth from Left Wing Extremism.