Save Indian Poultry Farmers - Do not reduce import duty on import of American Chicken Legs

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Dear Shri. Narendra Modi Ji, Honorable Prime Minister of India,Government of India

Respected Sir,

On behalf of Poultry Farmers, we would like to bring it to your notice that, we have come to know from the media sources in last few days that the Government of India maybe reducing the import duty on chicken legs imported from USA.

Sir, we would like to bring it to your kind notice that, if the Government of India encourages import of chicken legs, then the India Poultry farmers will have a suffer a lot as it will create a destructive effect to the Indian Poultry Sector. As a result it will further give a ripple effect in the Indian economy as the Indian Poultry Sector employs more than three lakh poultry farmers and an additional about twenty lakh skilled, semi skilled and unskilled people are employed either direct or indirect.

Further, we are currently using locally produced corn & soya which are priced much higher than American GMO corn & soya. In such case our cost of production is much higher than US Poultry.

Sir, Poultry Farming sector is one of the few areas which can help in doubling farmer’s income in India. If the dream of doubling farmer’s income is to be fulfilled then Poultry & other allied sectors must be protected for small & marginal farmers.

Therefore we humbly request you to kindly do the needful by taking measures to safeguard Indian Poultry farmer’s interest by keeping import duty on chicken legs at 100%.

With regards
Dr.Sushanth Rai. B
KPFBA [Karnataka Poultry Farmers & Breeders Association]