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Kerala agrees to import Chicken, Eggs from K'taka

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Bangalore, Feb 22 (UNI) Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister V S Acharya today informed that Kerala had agreed to permit entry and sale of chicken and eggs sent from the state.

In a release here, Mr Acharya said he had spoken to his Kerala counterpart Gowriyamma after the Karnataka Chicken and Egg Producers Union had complained to him that they had incurred loss to the tune of crores of rupees following the ban imposed on import of chicken and eggs from the state in the wake the bird flu threat.

Convinced by his explanation that not a single bird flu case was reported from the state, Ms Gowriyamma had agreed to lift the ban and permit the sale of the products from the state, provided the producers submitted a doctor's certificate stating that the birds were not hit by the deadly virus.

Mr Acharya said the Poultry industry in the state had been instructed to obtain necessary certificate before sending the chicken and eggs to other states. This would enable the hundreds of Chicken and Eggs-loaded lorries stranded in the border areas to enter Kerala, he added.

He informed that Kerala and Goa states were the main buyers of chicken and eggs from the state.

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