Extra 100,000 tonnes of maize for poultry farmers
Tamil Nadu poultry farmers in India will have access to 25,000 tonnes
of maize from the Food Corporation of India at an issue price of 550 rupees for
This is part of the 100,000 tonnes of maize released by the Union Government
to be distributed immediately to the poultry farmers to tide over the high price
situation. The release of 100,000 tonnes is on top of the 450,000 tonnes already
approved for distribution to the poultry sector through the tender route.
Of this, 50,000 tonnes will go to the poultry farmers in Andhra Pradesh and
another 25,000 tonnes to Maharashtra, according to Mr Valsan, Secretary of the
All-India Poultry Products Exporters Association.
According to Mr Valsan, the maize will be routed through the animal husbandry
departments in the respective States, also at a provisional price of 550 rupees
per 100 kg.
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