The move is aimed at preventing bird flu from entering Sikkim. Sikkim Animal Husbandry and Medical Services Secretary Subba said in a statement that imports of meat and eggs from outlying areas would be banned.
The statement said, “The Sikkim government has banned the importation of meat and eggs from outside the state because of the spread of bird flu in various states and to prevent the spread of bird flu in our state.
The ban, which takes effect immediately, will last a month. Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated during bird flu in Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.