Subsidy for poultry industry announced

INDIA - Minister for Animal Husbandry Dr V S Acharya has promised to release subsidy to poultry industry.

He was speaking at a technical seminar and contact programme on ‘Highly pathogenic avian flu and other diseases affecting chickens’, organized by the Udupi district unit of Karnataka Veterinary Practioner’s Association in association with DK District Poultry Farmers’ Association.

Dr Acharya said, “The subsidy for poultry industry, introduced in the year 1995-96 has been withheld for the past three to four years.”

“I have raised the issue in the cabinet meeting and told the Chief Minister that it was the most favourable time to announce Rs 60-70 crore subsidy for the poultry industry.”

“As the presentation of budget is due I cannot disclose more details,” he said. Calling upon non-vegetarians to eat chicken and egg Dr Acharya said, “it is the market which is flu-hit and not the chicken.”

Dr Acharya assured poultry farmers that he would order release of corn from the Food Corporation to make poultry feed cheaper. Udupi MLA K Raghupathi Bhat presided over the programme.

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