The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, May 24
Punjab Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar, on Wednesday, assured the representatives of Contract Broiler Farmers’ Association that the state government will consider increasing the growing charges of poultry.
The Cabinet Minister was presiding over a meeting of broiler farmers of different districts, who are doing broiler contract farming with various poultry companies, here at Punjab Bhawan.
Bhullar said that the state government is taking care of the needs of all sections to save them from of inflation. Hence, he will raise the issue with Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Mann to increase the growing charges of chick to chicken, given by the companies to poultry farmers. Bhullar also instructed the officials of Animal Husbandry Department to prepare action plan to resolve the issue at the earliest.
The Cabinet Minister reiterated, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann-led government is committed to provide government jobs as well as self-employment opportunities to the youth of the state. Therefore, interests of all the stakeholders are being taken care of and no one will be allowed to exploit them. He said that it will be ensured that the people involved in the poultry industry could get due value of their product.
Broiler Farmers’ Association representatives said that they are satisfied with the broiler contract farming. About other demands of the Broiler Farmers, Laljit Singh Bhullar assured that all legitimate demands will be resolved soon.
Prominent amongst others who were present in the meeting included; Principal Secretary Vikas Pratap, Director Animal Husbandry Dr. Rampal Mittal, Joint Director Dr. Ranbir Kumar Sharma and Dr. GS Bedi and Deputy Director (Poultry) Dr. Jaswinder Pal Kaur and Director Dairy Kuldeep Singh.