Subsidy sop to egg farms - Government targets investors in medium-sized units

INDIA - Calcuttans want more eggs on their plates. And to meet that demand, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s government has decided to offer sops to encourage egg farming in the state.

“We will offer 10 per cent subsidy on the capital invested in medium-sized egg farms. The finance department has recently cleared our proposal,” animal resources development minister Anisur Rahaman said on Sunday.

Only medium-sized farms, which keep around 10,000 birds on an average, will be eligible for the subsidy, officials stated.

According to animal resources department secretary Subesh Das: “The idea is to encourage investment in the egg farms. Broilers are in plenty but egg production is what the state is increasingly deficient in. We hope to address the situation through this subsidy.”

Source: TelegraphIndia.com
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