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Provision of poultry units to farmers to help cope with malnutrition: Dreshak

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Livestock and Dairy Development, Sardar Hasnain Bahadar Dreshak has said that the agriculture and livestock sectors have the potential to change the fate of country. The Provincial Minister stated this while addressing a poultry distribution ceremony in Lahore on Tuesday. Under the Prime Minister Programme aimed at promoting Domestic Poultry Scheme, as many as 500 poultry units have been distributed in five tehsils of Lahore on subsidized rates. Sardar Hasnain said the cost of one poultry unit, containing five hens and one rooster, is one thousand and five hundred rupees, whereas, it is being provided at the subsidized rate of one thousand and fifty rupees. INP
He said that this programme is major step towards the provision of animal protein to undernourished population.
The Minister Livestock said that income resources can be increased by promoting poultry farming sector at domestic level.



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