Bhubaneswar: The culling exercise in all the 29 wards of the State capital designated as alert zone was wrapped up on Thursday.
On the day as many as 265 birds were culled and as many as 5, 414 eggs were seized and destroyed. However the Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) had a tough time convincing people as the people from Salia Sahi area resisted them.
Meanwhile of the 30,036 households in the slum areas, 26,941 households were covered by the surveillance teams by Thursday. Surveillance in non-slum areas will start from today.
All the 46 Opolfed booths within the alert zone have been asked to destroy eggs and poultry products.