Health certificate necessary for poultry transported to Delhi market

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) In a bid to check spread of bird flu, the Delhi government has made health certificate mandatory for poultry transported to the Ghazipur poultry market, Animal Husbandry Minister Gopal Rai said on Friday.

A 15-member committee comprising poultry traders, doctors and market association officials has been constituted for enforcement of the provision in the market.

The decision was taken after Rai visited the market on Friday to take stock of the situation after several migratory birds were found dead in various parts of Delhi over the last week.

Tests on dead birds confirmed H5 virus, which causes avian or bird flu.