V-P asks ICMR to allay fears about COVID-19 impact on poultry industry
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V-P asks ICMR to allay fears about COVID-19 impact on poultry industry

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New Delhi, Mar 13 : A delegation of All India Poultry Breeders Association, led by its chairman Bahadur Ali, on Friday called on Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and apprised him of the problems faced by the poultry sector in the wake of the widespread fears about the impact of novel Coronavirus on the poultry industry.

The members informed Mr Naidu, who is also the Rajya Sabha Chairman, that false news about the threat to poultry industry was creating panic among the people and resulted in a massive reduction in the consumption of poultry products.

They also stated that the poultry sector was passing through financial stress and wanted rescheduling of loans, an official release here said. Quoting American biologist, Dr Bruce Lipton, the Vice President said the "fear of Coronavirus was more deadly than the virus itself." He said dissemination of correct information was necessary to assure both consumers and sellers.

The Vice President also spoke to Prof Balram Bhargava, Director-General of Indian Council of Medical Research, and advised ICMR to issue an advisory to allay the fears of the people on consumption of chicken and eggs.(UNI)

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