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Poultry industry seeks agriculture tag

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Seeking agriculture tag to the poultry industry, hundreds of poultry farmers from across the State took out a march here on Wednesday.

The Karnataka Poultry Farmers’ Welfare Association is seeking agriculture tag to poultry farming besides seeking subsidy.

“We want the government to categorise us under agriculture status like the way Punjab, Haryana and Gujarat governments have recognised the poultry sector. This will help us get bank loans easily,” association secretary Venkatesh said.

Subsidy sought

Mr. Venkatesh urged the State government to provide water and power subsidy to the poultry sector on which thousands of farmers depended.

In Karnataka, according to him, there are about 6,500 poultry farms.

They submitted a memorandum to the office of the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. According to Mr. Venkatesh, Minister for Animal Husbandry T.B. Jayachnadra had convened a meeting on February 10 to discuss their issues.


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