Kerala restaurateurs drop chicken from platter

By Indo Asian News Service | Sunday, February 03, 2013 | 10:28:05 PM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Kochi, Feb 3 (IANS) Restaurateurs in Kerala Sunday announced they would not sell food items made from chicken as it was not profitable, a claim rejected by the suppliers who described the move as a ploy to raise prices.

Kochi, Feb 3 (IANS) Restaurateurs in Kerala Sunday announced they would not sell food items made from chicken as it was not profitable, a claim rejected by the suppliers who described the move as a ploy to raise prices.

From Thursday, restaurants in the state would not be selling chicken-based food items due to high-cost of raw chicken, Jose Mohan, general secretary of Kerala Hotel and Restaurant Association, told reporters here.

"Four months back the price of chicken was Rs.40 a kg and today it stands at Rs.130 a kg and we have no other option than to boycott chicken," Mohan claimed.

Kerala as a consumer state gets a lion's share of chickens from Tamil Nadu through agents and middle-men.

Rejecting their claim, V.T. Babu, office bearer of the Poultry Growers Association in the state, said this is nothing but a "ploy on the part of the hoteliers to increase the price of their products by blaming us".

"Today the cost for us for a kilogram of chicken is Rs.85 and we take a margin of just Rs.10 per kg of chicken...The wholesale price of chicken which we supply is around Rs.92 to Rs.95. They are taking the people for a ride," said Babu.

Most of the Kerala poultry farms get their supply of chicks from Tamil Nadu at around Rs.36 per bird and they sell these after around 40 days, a poultry farm owner said.

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