PAMPORE: Director Animal Husbandry Kashmir Purnima Mittal on Tuesday visited Chatlam Lalpora Wetland in Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
The visit was taken to intensify surveillance on migratory birds that come from Eurasian countries during winter, officials told Kashmir Reader.
Talking to Kashmir Reader, the director said that in view of bird flu it becomes necessary to put various migratory birds which visit the wetland on surveillance.
” The concerned officials were requested to report any unusual death in migratory birds to animal husbandry for sample lifting,” she said, adding that all 30 to 40 thousand birds here look in good health.
She added that poultry birds in Pulwama be put on surveillance.
“The officials were also asked to keep a vigil on different hatches of poultry coming at different markets for signs/symptoms of bird flu,” she told Kashmir Reader.
The Director was accompanied by Wildlife Warden Wetlands Ifshaan Deewan,
Range Officer, Suhail Yousf Qazi, Block Officer Pampore Wetlands, John Mohamad Mir and Chief Animal Husbandry Officer Pulwama, Dr Mohammad Hussain Wani, officials told Kashmir Reader.
The Wildlife Wardan Wetlands Ifshaan Dewaan also instructed her staff to continue to monitor the situation and in case any sick bird is noticed that must be reported to nearest animal husbandry for sampling.