Nadia (West Bengal), April 6 : The three-day culling operation will begin this afternoon in the Ranaghat area of West Bengal's Nadia District.
Samples of dead chicken were found to be positive for avian flu virus in some villages of the Ranaghat area.
"Twelve teams, each comprising five persons, will begin culling operations this afternoon. Altogether 25 teams will be on the job till Tuesday, after which mopping will be taken up," said District Magistrate Onkar Singh Meena.
According to an estimate around 3,000 chickens will be culled within 5 kilometers of the affected area.
In January, Nadia was one among the bird flu affected 19 districts of the state.
Nadia is the fourth District after Murshidabad, Malda and Jalpaiguri to be hit by virus in the second phase in March.