6‚000 fowls to be culled today
A government team under Dr Bolaraj Acharya had not bothered to inspect the farm after poultry farm owner Nirmal Shrestha insisted that the section of the poultry, where 3,500 fowls had died some days ago, was free from bird flu.
After confirmation of bird flu, a team of technicians under Dr Acharya visited the poultry today. Acharya informed the team will cull 6,000 chickens of the farm tomorrow, warning that bird flu might take epidemic proportions.
Shrestha demanded that the government compensate poulterers like him, who have lost millions in the bird flu outbreak