Now, avian influenza hits Barwala poultry belt in Haryana’s Panchkula

More than 4.37lakh poultry birds have died in Barwala and Raipur Rani areas over the past 26days. The authorities claimed that over 2 lakh poultry birds would have to be culled

Representative Image (Photo Courtesy: Social Media)
Representative Image (Photo Courtesy: Social Media)
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Bipin Bhardwaj

After Himachal's Pong Dam lake, avian influenza has been detected among poultry birds in India's largest poultry belt in Barwala and Raipur Rani areas of Panchkula in Haryana.

Bhopal-based National Institute of High-Security Animal Disease on Friday confirmed the outbreak of bird flu in hens on the basis of samples sent by the state Animal Husbandry Department from poultry farms in the Barwala belt.

More than 4.37 lakh poultry birds have died in Barwala and Raipur Rani areas over the past 26 days.

The authorities claimed that over 2 lakh poultry birds would have to be culled and the process was on.


The central team, which visited the Community Health Centre at Raipur Rani, is discussing the line of action with the Panchkula district administration. Culling of birds is to take place within a 1 km area of Kheri and Ghanauli villages from where the samples tested positive.

The Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (RDDL), Jalandhar, is, however, still processing the samples sent to it.

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