Bid to stall US chicken imports

The Centre is seriously contemplating to block the chicken meet which is imported from US as India will suffer huge losses in the local markets to the tune of 40 percent. Several issues regarding the quality of the meet must be examined to block the said imports. India has to show technical proof in support of its objections about the imports at the appellate courts. The 18-month time limit set by the appellate court ends by January 2017. There is great demand for chicken. Except bird flu there is no other threat to it.

If American chicken enters Indian markets, crores of locals depending on the poultry farms and others will be in gutters. As it is due to imports in many departments, Indian markets are losing lot of revenue. Besides, unemployment will also increase apart from heavy losses in the market. American chicken have long legs with low prices. Analysts said that if the consumers taste them the poultry farms here will be affected. Imports of chicken upsets the local chicken markets and poultry farms.

Medaram Jathara

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