On January 12, Sahay said that death of poultry birds has been reported in the state so far.
The prices of Roopchand, Rohu and other varieties of fish have gone up from Rs 120 to Rs 200 a kg with the rise in demand for aqua products.
Even as we had started to breathe somewhat easy about Covid, the country is being threatened by avian influenza or the bird flu.
Measures in place to detect, prevent outbreak, says state government
Recently, samples taken from dead chicken in Puranpur, Pilibhit had also tested positive for avian influenza, he said.
During the culling process, all domestic birds in an infected area, where cases of bird flu have been reported, are slaughtered and their remains are buried.
Since January 8, 3,949 birds have been found dead in the state, said an official of the Animal Husbandry Department on Friday.
Officials said they spotted the duck in the lake on Wednesday, two days after around 400 such birds were culled and buried after the outbreak of bird flu had been confirmed in Delhi.
Chhattisgarh state has sounded high alert in all districts, said the director veterinary, who further added that there will be no ban imposed on sale of eggs or chicken.
The Ghazipur market located on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border is a key supplier of poultry products in the region.
Bird flu: Over 3,400 birds culled in Maharashtra's Parbhani; samples taken from Delhi's Ghazipur market test negative
Last week, around 900 hens died at a poultry farm in Murumba village of Parbhani. The district administration later decided to cull birds in one-km radius of the place where the deaths took place.
NDMC said that owners of restaurants and hotels would face action if egg-based dishes or poultry meat and other products are served to customers.
The state government has deployed teams of volunteers at the city’s borders to prevent unauthorised entry of livestock, and canned and processed chicken from outside.
VAH authorities attribute the deaths to Ranikhet, a disease common among birds
While the farmgate chicken and egg prices have seen a decline due to the drop in consumption, the prices of eggs and chicken are almost the same in local markets.