The government of Assam has banned the sale of pork in Assam after there were reports of 1964 pigs dying in six districts in Assam due to an unknown fever in the pigs.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has ordered a probe into the death of the pigs in six districts in Assam
The Chief Minister took a review of the suspected fever in pigs in some parts of the state at a meeting with scientists and senior officials of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department. He directed the department to conduct an immediate investigation into it and find remedies to help the farmers and entrepreneurs associated with piggery.
Agriculture Minister Atul Bora further speaking on the issue said that the issue is being checked and samples have been sent to Bhopal for tests to figure out the reason behind the death.
There have been several pig deaths reported in Sivasagar, Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Dhemaji and Biswanath.
Among these, Sivasagar has witnessed the highest number of deaths with 1124 deaths.
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