Bhaktapur poultry owners agitated after govt declares the disrict bird flu emergency zone
A day after the Bhaktapur district administration declared the district as bird flu emergency zone, local poultry owners have become agitated and are organising various protest programs on Thursday.
Poultry farm owners are demonstrating in front of District Animal Service against the government move. As part of their protests to put pressure on the government to lift the emergency in the district, they have also imposed a transportation strike in the area by preventing vehicular movement altogether.
Transportation in and around the area including Araniko highway has badly affected due to the demonstration by the poultry farmers, reports coming in say.
The local administration had declared Bhaktapur as bird flu emergency zone after the virus did not come under control.
The local administration made the announcement following talks with the poultry entrepreneurs. The government has also decided to strictly monitor the supply of chicken and chicken products.
Earlier, the government was preparing to declare emergency in Bhaktapur but had put off the plan following objection by poultry farmers. Nepalnews.com