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Andhra Pradesh to Halve Power Tariff for Poultry Industry

28 November 2013

INDIA - The power tariff for poultry industry in Andhra Pradesh is going to be halved soon. N Kiran Kumar Reddy, the Chief Minister, has said that the tariff would be reduced to Rs 2.80 a unit, giving a big relief to the industry.

The Hindu Business Line reports that the industry is presently paying about Rs 6 a unit.

Addressing the industry stakeholders after inaugurating the three-day Poultry India 2013 expo in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday (27 November), he said the government would help the industry. Poultry and dairy industries provide additional income to farmers and act as a buffer in times of distress

The Government had already removed cess on eggs and chicken. He said the budget allocations for Animal Husbandry Department went up to Rs 1,000 crore from Rs 195 crore a few years ago, he said.

“The budgetary allocations for agriculture and allied subjects were increased to Rs 5,556 crore this year from Rs 870 crore in 2005,” he said.

He asked the industry to reduce costs to increase incomes. “Don’t despair when you don’t get remunerative prices. You should continue business and one day it will give you good returns,” he advised the stakeholders.

ThePoultrySite News Desk

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