Compensation for poultry farmers affected by bird flu increased

The government has so far distributed nearly Tk 4.70 crore to the poultry farmers all over the country, who have sustained losses due to avian influenza, as part of the compensation for exterminating the contaminated poultry and destroying eggs to prevent the spread of the disease in the country, said ministry sources. Sources in the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock confirmed that out of the total amount, about Tk 95 lakh was distributed last year while the rest was distributed in the last two months. The government has raised the amount of compensation for culling poultry and destroying eggs under the

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