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World Egg Day 2015: Regional Poultry Conference Inaugrated in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, October 9: Regional Poultry Conference of Eastern States was organized by Fishers and Animal Resources Development Department in collaboration with Odisha Poultry Association at hotel The New Marion, here today on the occasion of World Egg Day.

Odisha Minister for Agriculture, F &ARD, Pradeep Maharathy graced the occasion as chief guest. Maharathy inaugurated the Regional Poultry Conference.

Speaking the occasion, Minister Pradeep Maharathy said "I am extremely glasd that we are celebrating World Egg Day in Bhubneswar with guests from four eastern states, Chhattisgarh, West Begnal, Jharkhand and Odisha. I welcome all the delegates attending the Regional Poultry Conference. I am happy the government of India has selected Odisha as venue to host this conference. This will help to boost poultry sector in India."

Maharathi said "Odisha government has been providing incentives like lower electricity tariff, exemption of VAT on Maize and broken rice to boost the poultry sector. There is upper cap of Rs 75 lakh for establishment of poultry layer farm and Rs 50 lakh for establishment of poultry farm available towards Capital Investment Subsidy under State Agriculture Policy-2013. We are also opening chiken fresh outlest in ubran areas for the marketing of poultry products."

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