Chitwan, 31 May, 2015Â : The country’s poultry business including of Chitwan, has suffered heavily after the earthquake that struck on April 25.
The major importers of poultry products produced across the country are capital and its surrounding districts but, the massive Â earthquake and aftershocks since April 5 devastated the capital and outskirt districts including Kavre, Dhading and Sindhupalchowk. Since the quake, business activities in the affected districts including in the capital have decreased. Market areas are yet to come to full operation.
As the capital witnessed a remarkable outflow of people that were residing in capital temporaily, consumption rate of poultry products has decreased.
Poultry traders in chitwan said that the demand for poultry products to the capital has dramatically slashed down as poultry dealers are placing few orders. Loss of Rs. 43 milion a day has been incurred by poultry business in the country.
After the quake, Eggs Producers Association decided to reduce the price of egg by Rs four per unit for providing relief to the survivors. Presently, egg is available at Rs 8 per unit. But the reduced price of egg has caused loss to the poultry farmers.
Nepal Poultry Market Management Association Bhuwanlal Joshi said, “Due to decrease in the consumption of supply of poultry products, farmers have been the hardest hit.” He said that if the same situation persists, farmers have to suffer a big loss.
He also added “Market reform campaign should be our focus to restore the poultry market and relieve farmers.”