Meghalaya has imposed a ban on the import of poultry into the State in order to prevent the spread of Avian Influenza or Bird Flu.
Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma informed the same through a tweet. He said import of poultry birds, eggs and unprocessed poultry meat into the State through the Western border of Assam is banned with immediate effect till further orders.
“A meeting was held today to discuss State’s preparedness and action plan. State and District Level Committees have been constituted as measure to counter any outbreak,” the Chief Minister said.
Earlier on January 8, the Assam government temporarily banned poultry import through the western border of the State as a precautionary measure in view of the outbreak of avian flu.