India encourages egg production

20.10.2016

According to The Pioneer, people in India currently consume 63 eggs per capita, which is lower than the 180 eggs as recommended by the National Institute of Nutrition. Radha Mohan Singh, Agriculture Minister said: “In egg production, we are at sixth in the world.

The country currently produces 83 billion eggs.” According to him, the country needs to raise domestic output three times to achieve nutritional security. He added that the Central Government is promoting poultry farming through National Livestock Mission where this is being encouraged under the component of entrepreneurship development and employment generation.

Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Haryana, Punjab, Goa, West Bengal are major egg producing states, but Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Chhattisgarh are catching up fast due to higher demand.


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