Shortly after Covid outbreak in TS, many retail shop owners sold chicken at as low as Rs 40 per kg; prices now hover at Rs 270-Rs 300 per kg
However, production has now begun again and prices will stabilise within a week.
Some poultry farmers have started releasing the birds in the open due to fall in demand.
Prakasam collector treats officials to chicken meal to allay fears
Consumers said they are avoiding consuming chicken and meat as a precautionary measure.
The poultry industry in Telangana has been suffering losses ever since rumours linking chicken consumption and Coronavirus started making rounds.
Yadav also mentioned that the government has issued advisories that coronavirus does not spread from chicken and asked state governments to take action against rumour mongers.
Globally many countries recognize February 27 as the Protein Day and from this year India will also join this movement.