The Tamil Nadu Egg Poultry Farmers’ Federation has assured continuous supply of eggs for the nutritious noon meal scheme without any break, even while pressing its various demands.

Speaking to presspersons on the sidelines of a meeting of the office-bearers of the federation here on Wednesday, Vaangili Subramanian, its vice-president, said that the poultry farmers on no account will disrupt the supply of eggs to the noon meal centres. At the same time, the federation will continue to raise its demands with the State government.

He urged the government to revert back to the old system of district-wise monthly tender for the procurement of eggs for the noon meal centres, which was in vogue five years ago.

He said that the meeting called for fresh tenders. The existing tender of the private agency Christy Friedgram Industry comes to a close on July 31. The members of the federation will continue to supply eggs, even if the government extended the tender period to the private agency.

Refuting the allegation of inordinate delay on the part of the private agency in paying the dues, Mr. Subramanian said that the agency was prompt in making the payment to the poultry farmers.

Referring to the allegation of a section of the poultry farmers that the private agency was procuring eggs for a meagre price, Mr. Subramanian said that no poultry farmer was supplying eggs at a price less than Rs. two per egg.

The poultry farmers provided eggs to the agency after arriving at a price considering the current local market conditions and also based on the price fixed by the Namakkal zone of the National Egg Coordination Committee, he said.

Mr. Subramanian said that a delegation has decided to meet the Chief Minister soon to draw his attention to the demands of the federation.

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