Ban on poultry import

IMPHAL, Jan 12: After cases of avian influenza (bird flu) were reported from several States, Manipur Government has imposed a temporary ban on import of poultry and poultry products as precautionary measures.
To enforce the ban, the Government has also instructed district administrations, police and veterinary offices in border districts to take up necessary measures to stop movement of  poultry products, eggs, meat and live birds including ducks/guinea fowls/turkey and quails through all the National Highways and airport.
The temporary ban will remain until further order and the Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Department shall take up immediate steps for active targeted surveillance against the disease, said the Government.