Imphal, July 5: The annual requirement of eggs in the state is 40 crore, however the production capacity of the state at present is only 11 crore while the deficit 29 crore were imported, an official of the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry disclosed today during the media interaction program held that DIPR. The official further said that the shortage of the annual requirement is due to the constraint of poultry feed as the price of the product of vegetable required to prepare feed in the poultry farm are high compounded by the displacement of Central Poultry Farm of Mantripukhri due to the ongoing construction works of secretariat complex.
The official further said that the duty of Department of Veterinary and A.H. is to provide treatment to injured animals and birds however the department cannot provide treatment without the consent of the owners as it is possible to attract legal complications if the owners lodged complaints.
They further explain that there are two check points of poultry products which are brought in through Mao and Moreh. However the department has not been able to properly check the poultry products which come from Moreh due to lack of proper international border fencing.
The official also stated that the department has taken up 55 veterinary hospitals including 9 district veterinary hospitals, 109 Vety. Dispensaries and 34 veterinary aid centres and to have facilitated animal aids at door steps and the department has procured and distributed 9 ambulance vehicles and 15 motor bikes to all the districts and sub divisional veterinary hospitals.