DR. V. SAROJA (RASIPURAM): Hon. Deputy-Speaker, Sir, I would like to draw the attention of this august House towards the need of providing cold-storage with pre-cooling facilities. In my district, about 1,500 poultry farms are there and about 1.5 lakh labourers are getting job opportunities directly and about 2.5 employees are employed indirectly. During the recent lorry strike about ten crore eggs were wasted which jeopardized the Indian economy. The egg production is around one crore per day.
So, I request the Government to give top priority to provide cold storage for the eggs.