Business insiders mentioned these losses are on the decrease facet when in comparison with the losses suffered by the business in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and different hen flu-hit states. The general lack of the poultry business on the nationwide degree is estimated at about Rs 3,400 crore resulting from hen flu, mentioned a monetary professional from the poultry business.
Nationwide Egg Coordination Committee (NECC) enterprise supervisor Sanjeev Chintawar mentioned, on a median, seven lakh birds weighing 2 kg are bought daily in Telangana. “Although there has not been a single case of hen flu in Telangana, sale of reside hen birds has come down because of the scare leading to farmers and breeders resorting to misery sale,” he mentioned. Hen eggs’ gross sales have additionally plummeted, he mentioned.
Although poultry farmers and breeders suffered losses resulting from hen flu scare in Telangana, the customers didn’t profit a lot as retailers didn’t scale back the value to the extent the farmers and breeders did. “The retailers made good revenue as only some of them lowered costs significantly and a majority of them lowered the costs solely marginally,” mentioned a poultry farmer.
The poultry farmers mentioned the market is slowly selecting up as not a single case of hen flu has been reported in Telangana and no contemporary circumstances have been reported from flu-hit states too within the current previous.
Nevertheless, they mentioned it might take some extra time for the market to stabilise. The state authorities together with the poultry business and NECC has taken up an consciousness marketing campaign stating that hen and eggs aren’t solely protected however wholesome to eat.