India’s agriculture minister says the nation is aiming to triple egg production to combat the challenge of malnutrition. The Poultry Site reports India is already among the top egg producers of the world. With total egg production close to 83 billion, but the domestic requirement is much higher. Agriculture officials in India say the per capita availability of eggs is only 63 per year while the National Nutrition Institute prescribes for a minimum of 180. To triple production, India’s government is taking steps to promote poultry farming. The agriculture ministry says one in every four children up to five years old is suffering from malnutrition and that “eggs can help a lot in combating the malnutrition.”
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.