Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Bird Flu in Nepal 2009 and Poultry Farmers

Having bird flu is not good thing for the economy of any country. Poultry is a big sector in almost all the South Asian countries and many people are directly or indirectly dependent on this sector. So, when I read the news items regarding bird flue in Nepal, the first thought that came to my mind was what would happen to the poultry farmers. For getting background information regarding the emergence of bird flu in the country, you can read these two reports:

Another outbreak of bird flu hits Nepal

Bird flu confirmed in eastern Nepal, emergency area declared

I just hope that the government looks after the farmers now. The farmers will lose a lot of money and some of them may even get bankrupt. The country’s government should instruct the banks to have a sympathetic attitude towards the farmers. It is not that I expect that the banks would give any loss. However, the bankers can surely decide not to make any profit from these miserable and poor farmers.

(This entry was first published in February 2009. Because of a technical problem, the entry had to be deleted and I am reposting again now.)

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