PALAKKAD: The Tamil Nadu authorities have on Thursday started detaining lorries transporting poultry feed to Kerala at the border check posts including Velanthavalam and Nadapuni.
The lorries were reported to be returning after poultry feeds had been delivered to various hatcheries in Kerala. According to TN authorities, the vehicles have been detained as a preventive measure to control spreading avian flu to their state too. District Collector K Ramachandran has, however, assured to take measures to check all such vehicles before returning to TN.
He said the administration would conduct necessary fogging and cleaning of the trucks. Consequent to the outbreak of the avian (bird) flu in the state, Southern Railway has ordered a total ban on booking, loading and carrying poultry and poultry products on trains.
The ban has already come into effect and will extend until further order, said a railway release.