CPM's food security' act

Comrades raise chicken, veggie, fish for state meet.

Thiruvananthapuram: While the state may be depending largely on Tamil Nadu for major chunk of poultry requirement especially chicken, things are going to be different at the forthcoming CPM state conference beginning in Thrissur from February 22. The CPM workers belonging to local units in Thrissur have created their own poultry farm and raised chicken spending about Rs 90,000. No antibiotics like neomycin to control bacterial disease of poultry and terramycin are being used in the farm. Even low dosages meant for growth promotion are not being used.

Only natural poultry feed is being given to ensure the comrades get antibiotic free and best quality chicken curry during their four-day stay in Thrissur. The Mala area committee was entrusted with task of raising of poultry. Around 500 chicks were raised at the farm in Puthenchira and party members Biru and Malathy were given the charge of managing the farm. At the moment more than 400 chickens are ready for the conference.

Apart from poultry, the party committees have also carried out paddy cultivation in a big way in the district to meet rice demand during the conference. Similarly, fish farming and organic vegetable cultivation have been taken up to provide chemical and pesticide free food to the delegates. Over 566 delegates and 16 observers will have the opportunity to relish the home grown rice and organic vegetables besides fish and chicken. The party leaders say the effort is also to send across a message to the people of the state for attaining self sufficiency in paddy, vegetable cultivation and poultry.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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