The coronavirus pandemic has jolted the world out of everything else. The world’s industries are suffering from broken supply chains, disrupted manufacturing, empty stores and flagging demand for their wares.
Now, even the poultry business is in shambles, so much so the Poultry Farm Association recently organized a Chicken Mela in Gorakhpur to dispel the misconception that birds are carriers of the deadly virus. The jackfruit, in fact, is now priced higher than chicken which is selling at ₹80 per kilogram due to the fall in demand.
“In fact, we gave away plateful of chicken dishes for Rs 30 to encourage people to savour the delicacies. We cooked one thousand kilograms of chicken for the Mela and the entire stock was sold out,” the IANS report quoted Vineet Singh, head of the Poultry Farm Association, as saying.
Union Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Giriraj Singh had admitted the effect on poultry industry, adding that poultry industry was losing Rs 1,500-2,000 crore daily.
A dejected farmer Nazeer Makandar from Lolasoora village in #Gokak, #Belagavi decided to bury #chicken from his #poultry farm, following steep fall in price due to #CoronavirusOutbreak. @DeccanHerald @CMofKarnataka @mani1972ias #Coronavid19
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— Niranjan Kaggere (@nkaggere) March 10, 2020