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Indian companies keen on poultry, eggs business here – Minister

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Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that two well-known companies from India have submitted requests to invest money to commence business activities to produce chicken and eggs in the country. He said that they are currently looking into the possibility of giving these investors the opportunity to produce eggs and poultry in Sri Lanka. The Minister stated this while addressing the media day in Kandy on Thursday (3). He also said that rather than importing eggs and poultry from foreign countries, it is more effective to give foreign investors the opportunity to start these production industries in this country.

He emphasized that if there are requests from other countries for this purpose, he will also consider them and that it is his aim to provide chicken and eggs at a low price to the people.

The minister said that there are also plans to export eggs and chicken if there is a surplus.

Minister Amaraweera also said that it is expected that chicken and eggs can be provided to consumers at a lower price in the future than the current price.

He said further that India’s Amul Company has come forward to commence the dairy industry in the country and that proposal is also being considered.

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