Nepal has stopped importing all kinds of poultry items from India after some states in the neighbouring country reported the outbreak of bird flu.
The ban came into effect on Thursday, officials said.
Nepal’s ministry of agriculture and Livestock development has directed all its offices to halt the import of poultry items from India, which is the primary market for the Himalayan nation’s multi-billion poultry industry.
The ministry has instructed all local offices and quarantine check-posts to remain vigilant and stop the import of poultry items.
It also called upon the local authorities to stop the open trading of poultry items close to the Nepal-India border.
There are several other border, as well as entry points between Nepal and India through which besides poultry, other items are also coming freely.