Day: January 9, 2021

Bird flu outbreak hits poultry prices; sales plummet in North

The scare caused by the outbreak of avian flu noted in 6 States has started off impacting the beleaguered poultry sector.

Prices of poultry goods these types of as chicken meat and eggs have taken a beating above the past few of times as people have started off shunning them.

Prices decline

In North India, the steep decline in offtake has impacted the charges, stated Ramesh Chander Khatri, President of Poultry Federation of India (PFI).

“The farm-gate charges of chicken have started off slipping noticeably in the previous couple times. Although the selling price was between ₹90 and ₹100 a kg previous week, it is now remaining sold for ₹50-55 a kg. Even the usage is down by virtually 70 per cent,” Khatri stated incorporating that this was mostly because of to needless scare remaining made by the media that poultry usage could lead to contracting the an infection.


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Set for a record: Rabi sowing at 644 lakh ha on higher wheat area

Rabi sowing is in complete swing and it looks to be heading for masking a document spot with planting so much masking 644 lakh hectares (lha), 2.six for each cent a lot more than practically 628 lha sown in the corresponding 7 days in the former time, in accordance to knowledge produced by Agriculture Ministry on Friday.

Farmers have planted wheat about 335 lha as against practically 327 lha included in the similar 7 days very last yr.

Madhya Pradesh, which planted practically 88 lha, practically 10 lha a lot more than similar period very last yr.

Bihar and Maharashtra with an further spot of 1.7 lha and 1.four lha, respectively not only included the shortfall in sowing in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh but aided sign-up an improve in all round wheat spot in the state.

Report pulses spot seen

Another crop that headed for a document spot is pulses

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