In a bid to motivate the farmers for bio-safety system in poultry farms, Chief Secretary GC Pati today directed the officials to finalise the guidelines for poultry farming in the State.
Charing a high level meeting at state secretariat, Pati asked to lay emphasis on creating public awareness about egg’s nutritional values and expansion of poultry farming on the occasion of World Egg Day.
State is gearing up for World Egg Day, which is observed on second Friday of October every year. This year, it will be observed on Oct 9 when the conference of all the eastern region states will be held in Odisha.
Ahead of the occasion, Agriculture Principal Secretary Rajesh Burma had presented a proposal to observe the World Egg Day at the meeting.
Attending the meeting, Pati suggested the Animal Resources Development department and Odisha Poultry farmers union to encourage the poultry farmers for bio-safety system. He also directed to finalise the list of guidelines for poultry farming on this occasion.
The poultry farmers will be honoured at the conference on the upcoming occasion of World Egg Day for which Pati asked to identify the farmers in every district. A road show will be organised on Oct 9 in the state capital involving students of various educational institutions and the poultry farmers.
Notably, bio-safety system works as the preventive against bild-flu. Under this system, there is no need to kill the chickens in the poultry farms if the disease is found near the area.
Among others, Fisheries & Animal Resources Joint Secretary Raghunandan Mishra, Central Poultry Development Organisation Eastern zone Deputy Director BK Mallick, Odisha Poultry Farmers Union representative Harmohan Das, OPOLFED officials and other senior officials were present at the meeting.