Govt. should take measures to save poultry industry from ruin: Abdul Basit

Lahore: Former Chairman of Pakistan Poultry Association Abdul Basit has demanded of the government to take measures to save poultry industry which is on the verge of collapse due to high input cost.

In a statement issued here, Abdul Basit said that poultry industry is bearing a massive loss of Rs. 300 million daily. If situation remains, poultry farmers would have no other option but to close down their businesses.

He said that daily six million kg live chicken was being produced at farmers at the cost of Rs. 135 but being sold at the rate of Rs.85/=. Thus farmers are bearing a loss of Rs. 300 million daily.

He demanded of the government to give Rs. 55 per kg subsidy to the farmers otherwise poultry farms would be closed and people would lose a cheap source of protein.

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