Poultry sector seeks hefty fund
Poultry industry leaders yesterday urged the government for a special budgetary allocation of Tk 3,000 crore for the poultry industry.
Addressing a press conference yesterday in Mymensingh, they said a lack of pragmatic policy support is threatening the existence of the poultry sector.
Bangladesh Poultry Industries Association (BPIA) and National Council to Protect Poultry Farms of Bangladesh (NCPPFB) co-organised the press meet.
The sector leaders said the sector is on the verge of collapse due to "unethical business" by a section of businessmen.
NCPPFB General Secretary Khandaker Mohammad Mohsin and BPIA's District Unit President Md Raiqul Islam Talukder spoke.
They alleged that the companies involved in producing day-old-chicks, poultry feed and medicine are profiting by 100-300 percent. At the same time, they are producing adulterated poultry feed and medicine that causes financial losses to small and medium scale farm owners, they alleged.