Drive against bird feeding yet to gather pace, only 25 cases filed

  • | Wednesday | 22nd November, 2023

Pune: Nearly eight months after its declaration, the drive to stop feeding pigeons at public places is yet to gather pace. Only 25 cases have been filed against offenders across the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) areas.PMC has planned to undertake the drive to avoid health problemslike hypersensitive pneumonia. Teams have been formed at the ward office level.But the drive has not gathered pace yet.PMC has taken action at popular feeding spots and drives have been conducted in slum. Our teams are focusing on the issue. We also appeal to citizens to share information about any such activity near their house. Flying squads will visit and take action, said Sarika Punde, head of PMCs veterinary department. As per PMC officials, the teams find it tough to catch people while feeding the birds as it is not frequent. The feeding activity is mostly carried out during the early hours of the morning. The official added that many superstitions and misbeliefs are attached with feeding the birds, including that it brings wealth and prosperity. This has led to an increase in the feeding. Many think feeding pigeons is a very noble and kind thing to do, but it is making people sick and spreading diseases. The pigeon menace is so bad that several residents had to install nets to keep the birds away, said Kalyani Gaikwad, a resident of NIBM Road. We also published the following articles recentlyBadshah feeds 500 underprivileged children on bday, pledges to donate Rs 10 lakhRapper Badshah has collaborated with social impact organization Feeding India to combat malnutrition. He visited a school for lower-income groups supported by Feeding India, where he distributed homemade lunch and pledged a donation of 10 lakh to the school. Badshah aims to encourage youth to become catalysts for change and make India malnutrition-free. The collaboration solidifies his role as a Poshan Champion, working towards eradicating hunger and malnutrition in the country. Feeding India, in partnership with NGOs and government agencies, has served over 15 crore meals to date.Stars entering the OTT space has actually spoiled it; the writing changes because it has to feed the star, says writer-producer Arindam Mitra - ExclusiveThe thriller series "P.I. Meena" on Amazon Prime has received a positive response from viewers. In an interview, the shows runner, Arindam Mitra, discussed the challenges faced while making the series, including the difficulties in pitching it to platforms. He also explained why he chose a female lead and how he wanted to break conventions by portraying a flawed protagonist. Mitra also expressed his views on the saturation of content on OTT platforms and the impact of stars entering the space. He concluded by discussing his current projects and reflecting on his journey from "Black Friday" to the present.Pitstops on the way? Migratory birds yet to arriveThe birding season in Delhi is currently at its peak, but there is a significant decrease in the number of migratory birds compared to previous years. Experts attribute this to factors such as high temperatures, poor habitat health, alternative sites along migratory routes, delayed winters, and pollution. The availability of water on the migratory routes may have also affected the birds migration to Delhi. Only a few species have been spotted so far, with low numbers. This delay in migration is a cause for concern and may be due to changing climate patterns and delayed winters.

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