Nepal's government has started to compensate poultry farmers for the chickens and poultry feed destroyed after declaring an avian influenza emergency zone in August in the Bhaktapur district. As many as 360 poultry producers had been compensated a total of NPR60 million (US$59,000) as of November 8.
The government has allocated NPR132.9 million (US$1.3 million) to compensate farmers, according to reports. The compensation provided is consistent with the market price.
In order to be eligible for compensation, hatchery owners must submit a registration certificate, evidence of bringing parent chicken from foreign countries, and evidence of tax payments. Owners of poultry farms must submit a farm registration certificate and evidence of tax payments.