Centre for Science and Environment has claimed that poultry industry is widely misusing antibiotics in India. They claim that the industry is using using life-saving drugs like colistin to fatten the chicken. There seem to be no genuine attempt by the industry to reduce antibiotic misuse. It further claimed resistant bacteria can also get transferred to handlers and consumers.
Unabsorbed antibiotics as well as resistant bacteria in chicken droppings which enter into the environment are a big concern. The problem starts with antibiotic misuse. Currently, India do not have standards for meat residue level.