Cattle death toll rises to 71

Cattle death toll rises to 71

The series of death of cattle seems to be never ending saga with the death toll reaching 71 on the fourth consecutive day here at Henuberu in Paduvari Gram Panchayath of Byndoor, on Sunday.

The cattle death that started on Wednesday has continued till Sunday, leaving the farmers and the district administration in a desperate situation.

On Saturday one cattle had died and on Sunday two had died. Thursday saw death of highest number of cattle. Though the situation seemed to come under control on Friday and Saturday, said Veterinarian Dr Suryanarayan.

Deputy Commissioner Dr M T Reju informed Deccan Herald that the result of post mortem and viscera samples is expected on Tuesday.

A police case has been registered and district administration has issued directions to Gram Panchayat to take measures against the dumping of biomedical and other sort of solid wastes in the area.

He informed “we have planned to request for the compensation for those who lost their cattle, from Chief Minister’s relief fund.

The area where wastes like plastics, solid wastes, saloon wastes, animal remains and rubber are being dumped is a remote area and it is been a dumping yard for the last several years.”

However these solid wastes have been burnt by some miscreants and authorities are finding it difficult in identifying the industrial chemical waste which is suspected to be the cause of the death.

“The veterinary department officials have started treating the cattle,” he said

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