Hyderabad: With the bird flu scare gripping over the country, around 2,000 chickens were found dead in Dichpally Mandal of Nizamabad district in Telangana on Wednesday.

"I have been noticing the deaths of one or two chickens for the last four days and on Wednesday itself, nearly 2,000 chickens were found dead," said Ramachandra Goud, owner of the poultry farm. This is first incident reported from the state

However, the District Administration has denied the cause of deaths of the chicken due to Avian Influenza. Speaking to NewsMeter, the District Collector of Nizamabad C.Narayana Reddy said that "The death of the chicken is not because of the bird flu. The animal husbandry department is looking into the issue and collected the samples of the dead chicken and sent it to the lab. We will soon release information about it."

Meanwhile, the dead chickens were buried at the nearby forest area. The sudden death of the chicken triggered panic among the locals in the view of the bird flu outbreak.

On Monday, putting all speculations to rest, chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said there is no bird flu in Telangana The CM asked the officials to be alert as the Bird Flu is spreading in the country at various places. "The Bird flu is spreading due to the migratory birds. There is no bird flu in the State," he said.

The CM instructed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to hold a meeting with Ministers, officials, and other experts concerned on Tuesday and discuss the preventive measures.

KCR also instructed that promotions should be given in all the departments immediately. "It is only after giving the promotions, vacancies position in the departments would be known," he said. The CM instructed the Collectors to submit reports about the vacancies in their respective districts. He also instructed that within a week all the postings under the compassionate grounds should be completed.

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