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Workers load a bundle of sugarcane onto a truck while harvesting the crop in the Jalana district of Maharashtra, India (File photo) | Bloomberg

India’s ethanol production can’t ride on surplus sugar and rice. Modi govt needs a way out

Any major diversion of corn usage towards ethanol production would severely impact India's poultry sector. Modi govt's target of E20 by 2025 needs 2G biofuels.
A worker cleans a poultry farm amid bird flu alerts | Representational Image| ANI

Covid meant high protein intake but chicken, eggs, oil, all acting pricey. Govt must intervene

About 18% contribution to May, June inflation numbers was made by the three livestock categories: ‘milk and products’, ‘eggs’ and ‘meat and fish’.
Poultry farm (Representative Image) | Commons

Chicken or egg? Doesn’t matter, neither is really selling well since Covid hit India

Broiler chicken prices have plunged for third time in the past year. And weekend-focused lockdowns have made things worse, stakeholders say.
A worker cleans a poultry farm amid bird flu alerts | ANI

No spread of bird flu among poultry in Delhi, says official

All 100 samples collected from 35 poultry birds in Delhi's Ghazipur market have tested negative for bird flu, a senior Animal Husbandry Unit officer said.
Representational image. | A poultry worker sits idle with empty cages at the Ghazipur market after reports of bird flu, in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

‘They have all been killed’ — Bird flu spells tragedy for poultry farmers after Covid hit

Bird flu cases in 9 states & UTs means chicken farmers, who were barely starting to recover from Covid impact, are having to cull large numbers of stock a second time in 12 months.
A worker cleans a poultry farm amid bird flu alerts | ANI

4 lakh chickens have died in Haryana poultry farms in one month, Glanders found in horses

JP Dalal, Animal Husbandr Minister of Haryana said that about 1.60 lakh birds in five nearby farms would be culled and Rs 90 per bird will be given as compensation to the owners.
Poultry farm (Representative Image) | Commons

India’s poultry industry needs Rs 20,000 cr to recover from crash caused by Covid rumours

Chicken prices at the farm gate plummeted as much as 70% in March from January, forcing farmers to cull large numbers and causing huge losses.
Vendors sell chickens at a poultry wholesale market in Shanghai, China in 17 August 2006. | Bloomberg /Getty Images

China’s fresh meat lovers lament death of live poultry markets

China will gradually close all live poultry markets to cut public health risks and step up supervision of farmers’ markets amid the Covid-19 outbreaks.
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Poultry revival begins but industry faces ‘doom’ with Rs 30,000-crore loss this year

Demand for poultry products has risen in June, but the hospitality, restaurant and catering sector — crucial to the industry — is yet to pick up pace.
Poultry farm (Representative Image) | Commons

How coronavirus, bird flu and rumours to stay off non-veg hit poultry industry hard in India

With prices crashing across India, the poultry industry is facing an estimated loss of Rs 700 crore in just the first two weeks of March.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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