NECC Presses For National Egg Board

by 5m Editor
20 November 2007, at 9:18am

INDIA - The Vijayawada zone of the National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC) has demanded constitution of a national egg board to protect the interests of the poultry units.

Speaking to newsmen here on Monday, its chairman K Lakshminarayana urged the Government to provide agriculture status to poultry. He said though the Government had issued a GO regarding the supply of eggs for the mid-day meal scheme, it was not being implemented and demanded that the egg be compulsorily included in the menu.

Lakshminarayana said the Tamil Nadu Government was supplying egg thrice a week in the mid-day meal scheme thus helping the poultry farmers to sell six crore eggs per month. If a similar facility was extended in the State, the farmers would be able to sell five crore eggs per month.

He said the minimum support price should be announced for eggs to protect the interests of poultry farmers. Poultry units were providing direct and indirect employment to over 50 lakh people.

If the Government failed to protect the interests of poultry farmers, the number of poultries would come down drastically, he added.


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