Bird Flu: Mutton has become 800 rupees per kg in many cities of the country. According to the Poultry Federation of India, the demand for chicken products has decreased by 70 to 80 percent due to bird flu, while its price has come down by 50 percent.
Due to the outbreak of bird flu in many states of the country, where the chicken market has collapsed, demand for mutton-fish has started increasing. Mutton has become 800 rupees per kg in many cities of the country. At the same time, chicken has come to around 120 rupees kg in the retail market.
Demand for chicken dashed
According to Ramesh Khatri, President of Poultry Federation of India, the demand for chicken products has come down by 70 to 80 percent, while its wholesale price has fallen by 50 percent. In many states like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, interstate movement of poultry has been banned and in many places markets have also been closed. Due to this, the prices of chicken have fallen further.
According to news agency IANS, Khatri said that the truth is that the two farms in which cases of bird flu have been found in Haryana are layer farms, ie there is only poultry farming for eggs. Chickens are reared in broilers for chicken meat.
Increased demand for mutton
Mutton prices have reached Rs 800 per kg in many cities of the country due to bird flu. A meat seller in Konemara market in Kerala told ANI, ‘Mutton sales have increased significantly for the last two weeks after the news of bird flu. People are not buying chicken for fear. Due to heavy demand, the rate of mutton has reached Rs 800 a kg.
Significantly, bird flu cases have been found in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.