New Delhi, Oct 13 (UNI) Releasing a booklet on success stories of poultry entrepreneurs here, Minister of State of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Parshottam Rupala has highlighted the importance of eggs in human nutrition and in helping enhance farmers’ income.
The occasion was the `World Egg Day’ celebrated on Friday with Minister of State Krishna Raj as chief guest.
Farmers, members of poultry associations, research scholars, administrators and around 700 participants including poultry farmers attended the event.
On the occasion, sanction orders were distributed to five entrepreneur beneficiaries under the Poultry Venture Capital Fund – Entrepreneurship Development and Employment Generation component of National Livestock Mission.
International Egg Commission has declared the second Friday of October every year as World Egg Day to help raise awareness of the nutritional benefits of eggs.
India is the third highest producer of eggs in the world, but the per capita availability is around 69 eggs per person per year. Egg is a wholesome, nutritious food with high nutrient density.
It is a high value protein and provides a wide variety of other nutrients like vitamins, essential amino acids and minerals etc. crucial for growth and good health.