TNHCPA urges Govt to include Banana in noon-meal scheme

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Tiruchirapalli, Oct 26 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Horticulture Crops Producers Association(TNHCPA) today urged the State Government to include 'Banana' as a menu in the noon-meal scheme to improve the health of the school children, as the fruit contains nutritious value.

In a memorandum addressed to the State Agriculture Minister Veerapandi S Arumugam with a copy to the press here, Association's State President Puliyur A Nagarajan lauded the Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for ensuring the addition of egg in the noon-meal scheme, urged him to include Banana, too, in the menu.

This would assist the growth of children and the growers of the fruit, he added.

Mr Nagarajan said the Government should impart scientific training to horticultural farmers and facilitate the process for them to undergo further training in other parts of the country and abroad. He also urged Mr Karunanidhi to make use of his good offices with the Centre to ensure the establishment of export zone for banana and floriculture products here soon.


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