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Bokakhat admin imposes Section 144 to fight ASF

By Correspondent

KAZIRANGA, May 6 - With an objective to prevent any occurrence of African Swine Fever (ASF) infection in Bokakhat subdivision, local civil administration has imposed Section 144 following which some stringent measures have been put into place for the safety of the entire subdivision. According to information, no pig would be allowed to go out in open field for grazing. Pig owners would have to keep their pigs at their shed itself.

The order issued by Bokakhat subdivision administration said that in view of emerging situation of African Swine Fever (ASF) in many parts of State, nobody can sell any pig or pork in the market.

Earlier, on Wednesday an important meeting was held at the office of Bokakhat Subdivision Officer (Civil), in which officials from Bokakhat Subdivision administration, Kaziranga National Park and local NGOs attended the meet.

SDO (Civil) of Bokakhat Vivek Shyam asked the officials from State Veterinary department to conduct massive awareness programmes among people of the subdivision who rear pigs. He also outlined the need to adopt special measures to prevent or inhibit any occurrence or transmission of African Swine Fever in the subdivision so that it cannot affect any wild animal like wild boar and other such wildlife of Kaziranga National Park, which is located close to Bokakhat subdivision.

Local administration also stated that if any person tries to hide any fact related to occurrence of African Swine Fever (ASF) in their place, then it will be considered as an illegal activity and proper action may be taken against those who try to hide any fact related to African Swine Fever in the subdivision.

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