Officials on Saturday said that around 24 crows died at a district park in Jasola in south
Delhi in the last three days and 10 ducks were found dead at Sanjay
Lake. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which have several public parks
under them, told PTI that authorities are investigating the situation.

A senior
DDA official told, “The samples of ducks found dead have been taken by the
veterinary department authorities to ascertain if the cause of death was bird
flu or not”. He also added, “We are monitoring the situation very
closely as DDA owns a large number of public parks many of which have water

The DDA has
also informed the Delhi government’s forest department about the death of crows,
the official said. However, when asked about what measures had been taken by
the DDA authorities on the ongoing situation, he told that all parks are open
as of now but “places like Hauz Khas, which has a big lake, where a lot of
birds flock to, security personnel are cautioning them to avoid visiting given
the bird flu scare”.

There are
several others DDA parks including Coronation Park in Burari, Japanese Park in
Rohini and various biodiversity parks.

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A total of
35 crows are dead in the New Delhi in the past few days due to bird flu and
their samples had been sent to labs for testing, the officials informed PTI on
Friday. Another official from the animal husbandry unit told that almost 50
birds, mostly crows were found dead over the past three to four days in these
three areas.

received information about the death of crows in Dwarka, Mayur Vihar Phase 3
and Hastsal village in west Delhi. However, it is yet to be ascertained if bird
flu infection is the reason,” informed Dr Rakesh Singh from the department.

Sisodia, Delhi deputy CM, on Friday, ordered officials to keep a strict eye on birds at major bird sites, especially poultry
markets, water bodies, zoos and other potential hotspots.

The central
government on Friday had informed that so far six states— Kerala, Rajasthan,
Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat have confirmed cases of
bird flu.