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Culling in progress in Dhubri and Kokrajhar

For the second day, the rapid response team are carrying out poultry culling in some parts of Kokrajhar and Dhubri district. The culling is going on in an area of 5 kilometer having as many as 90,000 poultry. Officials here say these will be culled as per the instructions from the Centre. The areas falling in this 5 kilometer area are Kochugaon block in Kokrajhar district, Agomoni block in Dhubri district. As many as 35,000 poultry are there in Dhubri district while Kokrajhar district has 54,000 which are to be culled soon. Altogether 2,200 poultry have been culled in Dhubri o0n Monday while the number of culled poultry in Kokrajhar district is 448.

Speaking to Assam Times, poultry owners here say they are not satisfied with the Rs 40 compensation against each of the full grown and Rs 10 for the small ones culled poultry.

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