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Minister Urges Farmers to Work Together

by 5m Editor
11 January 2010, at 10:03am

TAMIL NADU, INDIA - A senior minister has highlighted the importance of working in co-operation to boost the development of the poultry sector in the state.

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, S. Gandhiselvan, has called upon the poultry farmers to work together to ensure sustainable development in the poultry sector, reports The Hindu.

He was speaking after inaugurating the International Poultry exhibition and conference organised by Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and the Veterinary College and Research Institute last week.

The Namakkal zone is sending over 25 million eggs to others states each day and stands second in the country in egg production. The district has also emerged as the transport hub and well known in the State for producing toppers in the Class X and Plus II examinations, he pointed out.

People from all sections of the society should work hard to make the district a model for others in the country. The Central and State governments were already implementing a number of development programmes. The governments would continue to provide all necessary assistance for the development of industries, including poultry sector.

Mr Gandhiselvan assured the farmers that he would take steps to get more funds from the Central Government, if the college required it for the development of animal husbandry activities.

Vice-Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, P. Thangaraju, presided over the programme.

Collector U. Sagayam, in his address, said that the district administration would provide all support for the development of the poultry sector.

National Egg Co-ordination Committee Zonalchairman, M.B. Desai, College Dean C. Chandrahasan, conference co-organiser S.C. Edwin and senior officials were present, according to The Hindu.