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Fly menace: Panchkula DC writes to Haryana govt, seeks solution

Some closure notices were also given to the poultry farmers who found violating the directions.

By: Express News Service | Panchkula |
March 31, 2016 4:43:05 am

As residents in rural areas of the district continue to face fly menace owing to poultry farms, deputy commissioner Mandeep Singh Brar wrote to the additional chief secretary to animal husbandry department, Haryana, seeking solutions to the problem on Wednesday.

Brar highlighted that there are as many as 122 poultry farms located in Barwala and Raipur Rani blocks of Panchkula, which have become a breeding centre of house flies and mosquitoes. The operation of hatcheries is causing stench in the area and the entire area is infected with house flies, which has become a danger to the health and well being of the inhabitants of the area, wrote Brar.

While the administration has been pursuing remedial measures to be taken by the poultry farm owners and environment department, Haryana, meetings are also being organised with the association of poultry farms who have been sensitised about the steps to be taken by them regarding sanitary conditions and spray of prescribed medicines in order to curb the fly menace.

Some closure notices were also given to the poultry farmers who found violating the directions.

Highlighting that necessary preventive measures, as have been directed, are being taken by the poultry farm owners, Brar wrote that less impact/positive result has been observed and the fly menace is still subsisting.

He stressed the need for research and specialised inputs by a professional agency, and requested that the matter be taken up the with Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, CCS, HAU, Hisar, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (Indian Council of Agriculture Research), Izzat Nagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh or any other Institute deemed appropriate to have relevant domain knowledge for a possible solution.

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