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Mammoth loss of Rs 12b to the poultry industry

by Medindia Content Team on  May 7, 2006 at 7:48 PM Bird Flu News   - G J E 4
Mammoth loss of Rs 12b to the poultry industry
Karachi: Bird Flu has taken a huge financial toll on the poultry sector, with losses estimated at nearly Rs 12.5 billion till date. Wholesale and retail sale of chicken have drastically plummeted.
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Sindh and Punjab have incurred huge losses while the NWFP has recorded a loss of around Rs 60 million. Nearly 200,000 chickens have been culled at the affected farms following the outbreak.

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Following the outbreak, an effective monitoring system has been instituted and all poultry farms are under strict vigilance. The government is also being requested for some sort of a relief package for the poultry industry and a fervent appeal to remove the ban on serving chicken at wedding functions.

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