THE NUMBER GAME
A study by the IUCN estimates that 600 vultures consume more animal waste than a medium utility plant required to dispose it
A plant processes 1,64,400 kg of meat in a year, whereas the amount con- sumed by 600 vultures in a year is between 115,200 kg to 172,800 kg
The plant is valued at ` 6.7cr in rural areas and ` 7.9cr in urban areas. This gives a vulture a value of ` 5.85 lakh in rural and ` 6.96 lakh in urban areas.