Ban lifted, government promises solution to chicken price rise
By Express News Service | Published: 10th February 2013 10:24 AM |
Chicken is back on the menu. The ‘chicken ban’ imposed by the hotel and restaurant operators was formally lifted on Friday with the State Government promising a lasting solution to the artificial jacking up of chicken prices by February 12 .
The decision came after the office-bearers of the Kerala Hotel and Restaurant Association (KHRA) met Finance Minister K M Mani, Industries Minister P K Kunhalikutty and Animal Husbandry Minister K P Mohanan.
KHRA leaders said that the Ministers assured them that the price rise issue would be solved once and for all by taking up the issue with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. The government would also open outlets of the Kerala State Poultry Development Corporation (KEPCO) in all districts to make chicken available at a fair price.
“If the price issue is not resolved by February 12, KHRA state secretariat would decide on the future course of action at a meeting on February 13,” KHRA president G Sudheesh Kumar and general secretary Jose Mohan said.