New Delhi, The poultry industry in different parts of the country has been hit hard amid rumours that the novel coronavirus can transmitted through consumption of chicken, the prices of which have fallen considerably as a result.
Vijay Sardana, an agricultural economist and adviser of the Poultry Federation of India, said that poultrymen were getting just Rs 20 per bird in the market whereas the cost of production was Rs 80.
He said the jobs of about two crore people employed in the poultry industry across the country have been impacted.
People were avoiding consumption of meat, fish, chicken, and egg etc. Due to the fall in demand, wholesale price of Read More
KOCHI: India’s marine fish production recorded a marginal rise of 2.1% in 2019 from previous year at 3.56 million tonnes in total landings from across the coasts, according to the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI).
A study report on annual marine fish landings estimates in the country during the last year released here by the CMFRI showed that Tamil Nadu took the first position with 7.75 lakh tonnes followed by Gujarat at 7.49 lakh tonnes. Gujarat was holding the first position for the past few years. Kerala (5.44 lakh tonnes) retained the third position.
The data showed an unusual feature of a commercially unimportant fish becoming the most landed resource with the red toothed trigger fish Read More
Kolkata: Chicken and potatoes have become costlier while mutton prices have turned softer, as the demand-supply dynamics have changed since the country loosened lockdown restrictions.
Chicken that had few takers in April due to rumours about the risk of coronavirus infection is in demand now as those concerns have turned out to be unfounded. The supply of mutton, which was hit during the lockdown, has improved, while potato is in greater demand in the main producing states of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal following the return of lakhs of migrant labourers.
In Punjab and Telangana, chicken prices have risen as much as seven times at the retail level, to more than Read More