Odisha targets to produce 120 lakh eggs per day by 2024-25

Bhubaneswar, Nov 28 : Odisha targeted to produce 120 lakh eggs per day by 2024-25 to become self-sufficient in egg production, Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain said on Tuesday.
A road map will be soon be prepared to achieve the proposed goals and the Odisha government has launched a three-pronged campaign to increase egg production under the 5T programme, Swain said while inaugurating a workshop here.
The Minister said layer poultry is a leading sector with the highest growth rate in creating entrepreneurs in the state.
He claimed that Odisha is making great progress in egg production. The per capita availability of eggs in the state has increased from 50 eggs per year in 2018-19 to 67 eggs in 2022-23.
As per Odisha Poultry Policy-2015, 100 percent stamp duty exemption on purchase of land for poultry farms in any part of the state has been extended to entrepreneurs.
The state government, Swain said, is providing lucrative subsidies for layer farming.
Daily production of eggs in the state during 2019-20 was about 65 lakh, but now it has reached about 1.03 crore per day.
The egg production in the state has increased by 58 per cent in the last 4 years. Compound Annual Growth Rate is around 27 percent in this sector.
He said incentives are provided to commercial layer farming. 157 commercial layer farms have been established in the state and 90 lakh eggs are being produced daily by these farms.
In the Semi Commercial sector, the state government’s medium scale 1000 capacity layer farm scheme has been widely appreciated by people.
About three and a half lakh eggs are being produced daily from 700 such units and about 9 lakh eggs are being produced from backyard poultry units in the state. Commercial, semi commercial and backyard poultry together have emerged as the egg basket of the state, the Minister said.
Rajya Sabha MP Mans Ranjan Mangaraj said that the importance of layer farmers to increase egg production in the state is noteworthy.
Odisha, he claimed, is marching ahead in egg production and by the year 2025, the state will be self-sufficient in egg production.
Chairman of Western Odisha Development Council Asit Kumar Tripathi said that the state government is providing financial support for setting up layer farms under Mukhyamantri Krushi Udyog Yojana.

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