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Separation of virus-hit poultry to be over by evening
February 21, 2006 12:36 IST
Last Updated: February 21, 2006 13:33 IST
The government on Tuesday said the culling operations in the bird flu-affected areas are likely to end by evening.
The operation "is likely to end by Tuesday evening," Agricuture Minister Sharad Pawar told reporters on the sidelines of a Bureau of Indian Standards award function in New Delhi on Tuesday.
The animal husbandry department started the culling operation on Monday, he added. He blamed certain sections of the media for blowing a localised event out of proportion, which according to him led to a panic-like situation.
"It is wrong to say that bird flu has erupted across the country, which in fact happened within a radius of 10 km in the western region," he said.