360° Coverage : 'India responsible for bird flu outbreak in Nepal'

1 Updates

'India responsible for bird flu outbreak in Nepal'

Aug 22 2013, 11:00am CDT | by IANS

Kathmandu, Aug 22 (IANS) A senior leader of Nepal's CPN-UML Thursday accused India of causing the outbreak of bird flu in Nepal's capital and surrounding districts, where officials were forced to declare an emergency zone and stop to import of poultry products from the area.

Kathmandu, Aug 22 — A senior leader of Nepal's CPN-UML Thursday accused India of causing the outbreak of bird flu in Nepal's capital and surrounding districts, where officials were forced to declare...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

'India responsible for bird flu outbreak in Nepal'

Aug 22 2013, 11:00am CDT | by IANS

Kathmandu, Aug 22 (IANS) A senior leader of Nepal's CPN-UML Thursday accused India of causing the outbreak of bird flu in Nepal's capital and surrounding districts, where officials were forced to declare an emergency zone and stop to import of poultry products from the area.

Kathmandu, Aug 22 — A senior leader of Nepal's CPN-UML Thursday accused India of causing the outbreak of bird flu in Nepal's capital and surrounding districts, where officials were forced to declare an emergency zone and stop to import of poultry products from the area.

Addressing a press conference here, Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) vice chairman and former home minister Bamdev Gautam accused imported Indian chicken behind the epidemic.

"Earlier, we (Nepali side) used to impose dumping charge on Indian agro product imported to Nepal. When Baburam Bhattarai became the prime minister (August 2011-March 2013) of Nepal, he lifted ban on such imports, which made easy import of poultry products from India that caused the outbreak," said Gautam, who also leads the party's farmer front.

The outbreak, which started taking tolls on poultry farms some one month back, is considered as one the serious outbreak in the recent history, putting ban on selling poultry related products since the epidemic started reporting across Nepal's Capital Kathmandu.

Gautam also accused KFC, a multinational food chain which also imports chicken from India, of responsibility for outbreak.

"KFC imports chicken from India. When the local farmers confiscated the imported chicken from India to be used for KFC some time back, they were infected by bird flu," he further said.

"Nepal's agriculture sector has becoming moribund since Indian cheap and subsidy agro products get the market in Nepal. So I urged the governments (both India and Nepal) to revoke their decision and give a relief to small markets like Nepal."

After the outbreak affecting chicken - a considerably affordable and accessible non-vegetarian item for Nepalis, half of the hotel and restaurant business has collapsed and consumers have to turn to other options like mutton, fish while some are forced to opt for vegetarian food.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

US bombs IS positions in Iraq's Sinjar region
Baghdad, Sep 22 (IANS/EFE) US combat aircraft Sunday bombarded positions of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group in the Sinjar region of Iraq's Nineveh province, Kurdish sources said.
 
 
UN chief welcomes unity government deal in Afghanistan
United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday welcomed the conclusion of the presidential polls in Afghanistan as well as an agreement on formation of a national unity government in the country.
 
 
Israel steps up cyber defence with new body
Jerusalem, Sep 22 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday announced the establishment of a new organisation that would spearhead the country's cyber defence operations.
 
 
Wife of British hostage asks IS to free him
London, Sep 22 (IANS/EFE) The wife of a British taxi driver kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group last December Sunday asked the jihadis to show compassion and set him free.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Miley flaunts chicken and waffles print bikini
Los Angeles, Sep 22 (IANS) It seems Miley Cyrus' latest style is inspired by food. The singer, who took a break from her Bangerz Tour, was spotted lounging in a chicken and waffles print bikini. The 21-year-old, who...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Israel steps up cyber defence with new body
Jerusalem, Sep 22 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday announced the establishment of a new organisation that would spearhead the country's cyber defence operations. The decision was made pursuant...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Wife of British hostage asks IS to free him
London, Sep 22 (IANS/EFE) The wife of a British taxi driver kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group last December Sunday asked the jihadis to show compassion and set him free. Barbara, the wife of...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Clashes with IS continues across Iraq
Baghdad, Sep 22 (IANS) Fierce clashes continued between the Iraqi security forces and the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group across the crisis-torn country Sunday, security sources said. In western Anbar...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Tessa James diagnosed with cancer
Tessa James has been diagnosed with cancer. The former 'Home and Away' star, 23, is battling Hodgkin's lymphoma and has returned to the Gold Coast in Australia to be with her husband Nate Myles. A statement released...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Five Boko Haram terrorists surrender in Nigeria
Abuja, Sep 22 (IANS) Authorities in Nigeria Sunday confirmed that some Boko Haram terrorists have begun to surrender voluntarily following relentless onslaught by troops. At least five terrorists surrendered Saturday...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Jemima, Russell Brand part ways
London, Sep 22 (IANS) All good things must end. The much-talked about affair between Jemima Khan and comedian Russell Brand, described as "tiger ride", has reportedly come to end too. With her impressive social...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Officials penalised for terrorist attack in China's Xinjiang
Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) As many as 17 public officials, including police officers, were given penalities Sunday after they were held accountable for the terrorist attack in China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Russell Brand gives Zayn Malik family planning advice
Russell Brand gave Zayn Malik family planning advice. The One Direction hunk - who is engaged to Perrie Edwards - admits he was stunned when the 39-year-old comedian offered up some birth control tips when he bumped...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Nicolas Cage buys haunted house for horror novel
Nicolas Cage once bought a haunted house. The 50-year-old actor snapped up a mansion in New Orleans previously owned by Madame LaLaurie, who's known for the torture and murder of slaves, in the hope of gaining...
Read more on Celebrity Balla