The state government launched ‘Karuna Abhiyan2022’, a campaign to rescue and treat birds injured because of the kite festival. According to a government release issued on Monday, the drive will last until January 20.
Across the state, over 700 rescue and treatment centres will be operational. According to the statement, more than 620 medical professionals and over 6,000 volunteers will be involved in bird rescue and treatment.
The state forest department will set up control rooms in all talukas of the district, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and information about rescue centres will be available via WhatsApp and a website. A government release stated that people can get information on bird rescue and treatment facilities by texting “Karuna” to the number 93200 02000 or visiting the website https://bit.ly.karunaabhiyan.
In addition, citizens will be able to report injuries to birds caused by kites by calling the state animal husbandry department’s helpline number, which is 1962.