Hyderabad, Feb 7 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today urged Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar not to ban poultry products from the state.
An official release here said Dr Reddy had spoken to Mr Pawar and Chief Ministers of other states, which used to source poultry products from Andhra Pradesh.
Meanwhile, State Animal Husbandry Minister Mandali Buddaprasad told UNI that over 8,500 blood samples tested at Bangalore-based South Region Disease Diagnostics Laboratory and High Security Animal Disease Laboratory in Bhopal proved negative.
Eversince the bird flu scare hit the state in 2002, bio-safety measures had been adopted in all poultry farms, he added.
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