Skyrocketing prices of pulses in India might help the poultry industry in terms of increased demand for eggs, according to experts. Prices of pigeon pea and lentils, protein sources for millions of people in India has more than doubled due to low domestic output.
“Demand for animal proteins is likely to go up as they are now economical compared to pulses,” OP Singh, Core Committee Member of Poultry India, an industry advisory body said. According to him, eggs are now viewed as an alternative source of protein and this will benefit the ailing poultry industry.
(Source – http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/indias-egg-sector-sees-opportunity-in-high-pulse-prices)