DIMAPUR: The staff of Rate Control Branch under the Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) today seized poultry eggs from traders in different locations under its jurisdiction for selling them despite the ban imposed by the district administration on the sale of poultry and its products.
The ban has been imposed in the wake of high alert sounded by the State Department of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry following the bird flu outbreak in Assam. Co-convener of Rate Control Branch, S Vihuto Yeptho, has cautioned all poultry traders within the jurisdiction of DMC not to sell poultry and its products in Dimapur till the ban is lifted. Anybody caught selling will be penalised as per the law, he warned.
The public is also requested to cooperate with the DMC and report such matters at phone no.: 03862-236815.