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Assam starts culling in districts bordering West Bengal
K Anurag in Guwahati | February 02, 2008 20:02 IST
The Assam government started culling operations on Saturday in two districts bordering bird flu affected West Bengal, in compliance with a directive from the central government.
The Centre, fearing the spread of bird flu to Assam via the border districts, had instructed the state government to carry out culling operations within five kilometers of the border in the districts of Dhubi and Kokrajhar.
Rapid Response Teams from the Assam Veterinary Department have started culling operations in the two districts today, even though no cases of bird flu have been reported from any part of the state.