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.
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.