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Bird flu: poultry culling to begin in Dhubri

The Dhubri district administration will cull as many as two lakh poultry along the Assam-West Bengal border in view of bird flu which is dispersing in an area of five kilo meter in the district. The decision to this effect was taken following the instructions received from the Centre. The Dhubri district administration hold a meeting on Friday at the office of the Deputy Commissioner Ganesh Kalita which instructed the animal husbandry and veterinary officials to cull the poultry in the area paying Rs 40 only to the owners for each of the culled poultry. But the culling has yet to begin in the area in the absence of the required materials ansd instruments. Top ranked police officials were also attended the meeting.
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