Sunday, 8 March 2020

coronavirus: Poultry Industry

coronavirus:  loss 1500-2000 Crore in Poultry Industry

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The poultry industry of the country has been affected due to rumors that the coronavirus has spread from the chicken and the industry is losing Rs 1,500 to 2,000 crore daily. Central Animal Husbandry, Dairy, and Fisheries said that the livelihood of about 10 lakh farmers and five crore people in its associated value chain is facing a crisis due to Coronavirus Fake news. 

Chicken, egg, meat, and fish have no connection with the spread of coronavirus and due to mere rumors, there is a fire or crisis on the livelihood of 10 crore farmers associated with these industries. Due to the spread of Coronavirus, the country's poultry industry has collapsed and the price of chicken has fallen by more than 70 percent. As much as 35 percent of the nutrition is received from this sector in the country, the rumor has not only affected the livelihood of the farmers but also affected the nutrition of the people.

FSSAI has also said that eating meat, fish, and chicken is safe, there is no scientific evidence that the coronavirus can be spread by eating chicken, meat, or marine products. Meat, fish, and chicken are safe to eat and there is no risk of coronavirus outbreak. Also said that in addition to fish, poultry and livestock farmers besides corn and soybean farmers have been affected due to spreading rumors in this regard.


Wholesale prices of chicken have fallen by up to 70 percent in the Country due to Coronavirus

The rumor has caused considerable damage to the poultry industry as wholesale prices of chicken have fallen by up to 70 percent. While the price of chicken was going up by Rs 100 per kg, the wholesale price of chicken has come down to Rs 30 per kg due to this rumor, which has caused a lot of damage to the farmers from the poultry industry has influenced.

Where the cost of production of poultry farmers is sitting at Rs 80, they are getting Rs 20 for the price of chicken. Along with poultry, it will also affect maize, soybean. India's poultry industry is more than one lakh crore rupees and employs 50 lakh people directly and 1.5 crores indirectly. Thus, about two crore people get employment in the country by the poultry industry.


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