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J&K poultry ban hits Punjab suppliers, farmers

by 5m Editor
22 May 2006, at 12:00am

INDIA - With no visible threat of bird flu in Punjab, the continuity of the ban imposed by the Jammu and Kashmir government on supply of eggs, hens and parent flock, is causing resentment among poultry farmers in Punjab, who are the largest suppliers of poultry products to J&K. To add to their woes, the J&K animal husbandry department, according to them, has ‘played foul’ by putting a time limit on selected products, on which restrictions had been lifted by the J&K government. This is causing immense losses to the poultry industry here. With their turnovers sagging, poultry farmers, under the banner of Amritsar Poultry Industry Association, have appealed to J&K chief minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, seeking complete lifting of the ban on poultry. <i>Source: The Financial Express</i>

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