Poultry industry farmers on Saturday placed an 11- point demand before the government including setting up poultry industry parks in all the eight divisions and launching special insurance for the affected farmers to increase the competitiveness of this sector.
They placed the demands at a marginal poultry farmers meeting held at Economic Reporters Forum (ERF) hall room in the capital's Paltan area.
The meeting was organized by Bangladesh Poultry Industry Forum in support with the Bangladesh SME Forum. Presided over by the founder of Bangladesh Poultry Industry Forum and President of Bangladesh SME Forum Chashi Mamun, Additional Secretary Dr Sheikh Md Rezaul Islam, principal scientist of the University of Dhaka Dr Md Latiful Bari, ERF general secretary SM Rashidul Islam spoke, among others, at the meeting.
They said although the poultry industry is one of the promising sectors of the country meeting demand of protein of the country's people, but the poultry industry farmers are now facing financial crisis.
They also suggested the government for framing a policy for this sector for its smooth management. The demands of the poultry industry farmers include stopping irrational price hike of poultry feeds and poultry chicken buddies, giving scope to the
farmers for fixing price of produced chickens and eggs, arranging soft-term loans and stimulus for the farmers, waiving tax/VAT on raw materials, medicines, vaccines, making special allocations for this sector in the budget, banning export of soymilk since it is the main raw material of this sector, framing long-term policy and thus implement it, making free this sector from the clutch of alleged syndicate, issuing special directives from the government for ensuring financial security of the farmers.