Over 6.6 lakh birds culled, 468 rapid response teams engaged in operation in West Bengal

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New Delhi, Jan 24 : With culling of over two-and-a-half lakh birds in West Bengal on Wednesday, the total number of birds culled in the state has neared 6.6-lakh mark.

Till yesterday, 2, 67, 091 birds were culled in Birbhum, 79, 437 in Dakshin Dinajpur, 88, 611 were culled in Murshidabad, 70, 068 in Nadia, 1, 54, 804 were culled in Burdwan and 5, 622 were culled in Bankura.

Around 1,33,180 number of eggs and 10, 879 kilograms of feed was destroyed till Wednesday in these districts of the state.

On Wednesday, 468 Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) were deployed for culling and surveillance operations.

In Birbhum alone 145 teams were deployed, in Dakshin Dinajpur nine, in Murshidabad 81, in Nadia 197, in Burdwan 131 and in Bankura 20 teams were deployed.

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