Egg production registers 93 per cent growth

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Bhubaneswar, Mar 15 (UNI) The egg production in Orissa has registered a growth of 93 per cent during the last seven years, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry Minister Golak Bihari Nayak told the state Assembly today.

Replying to a question of Mr Mohan Charan Majhi (BJP), the Minister said in 1999-2000 the state produced 7627.90 lakhs eggs against the requirement of 16261.21 lakhs.

But during the last seven years while the demand had increased by 6.48 per cent, the production had gone up by 93 per cent.During 2006-07 the state imported 2592.912 lakhs eggs, the Minister said.

Similarly, during the last seven years milk production had also registered a growth of 68.88 per cent while the requirement went up by 6.48 per cent.

Mr Nayak said the state was self-reliant in milk production and the quantity of milk imported to the state was negligible.

In 1999-2000 while the milk requirement of the state was 2731.88 ton, the production was only 847.17 ton. In 2006-07 the state produced 2908.79 ton of milk, he said.

Against the requirement of around 346174 tons of fish the state produced 342724.12 tons in 2006-07.During the last seven years while fish production increased from 259642 tons to 342724 tons the requirement went up from 323022 ton to 346174 ton, he added.

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