Guidelines and not guesses will be a guarantee in checking the spread of the Avian Influenza H5N1 strain which has affected more than two-thousand birds. Deeply impacting and affecting the farm and poultry business in the country, resulting in deep losses for those running the trade.
In such a situation, states, by giving them specially conceived incentives, can, to some extent, minimize their losses as for the uncertainty involved with this business and trade. States in close cooperation, consultation, coordination, and collaboration with the Centre can draw some stringent guidelines arresting the infection at the first instance.
Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat are a few states where the spread of this virus is sporadic. Dealing with it is becoming both worrying and troubling for our experts and specialists to assess and evaluate this virus’s impact, especially on the birds reared, cared for, and nurtured in the poultry farms.
We are already walking on a tight rope with the Corona vaccine and the dry runs and trials yet to prove its authenticity. Let us see how it progresses with the curtains not falling on it sooner than later. It’s time for us to tone up our efforts to meet the glaring challenges emerging from the times we find ourselves in.