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With 63 Eggs available per Person each Year, India needs Three times more Eggs to meet required standards

India is among the top egg producer countries in the world and the production of eggs in the country is about 83 billion

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Battery cage facilities in Haryana, Wikimedia

October 14, 2016: Union Minister for Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh on Friday said currently there are 63 eggs available per person per year, but India needs to have 180 eggs per person per year to meet required standards.

The Minister said this while citing the National Nutrition Institute’s standards marking World Egg Day at a ministry function here.

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“India is among the top egg producer countries in the world and the production of eggs in the country is about 83 billion,” Singh said adding that the government is promoting poultry through its National Livestock Mission.

The Minister said that in order to treble egg production, the government is taking various steps including extending financial assistance to below poverty line families for poultry farming.

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He also added that poultry farming is being promoted under the component of entrepreneurship development and employment generation.

Singh also inspected a new variety of arhar pulses — Pusa 16 — developed at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, in New Delhi.

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“This variety of arhar takes 120 days to get ready for harvesting compared to its other varieties which take about 165-180 days,” said an official statement. (IANS)

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    The government should indeed come up with some effective measures to meet the requirements!

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Three or More Eggs in a Day Increases your Risk of Heart Disease and Early Death, Says Study

Researchers have warned that eating more than two eggs daily can increase the risk of death

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Eggs, Heart Disease, Early Death
Consuming more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol per day was associated with a 17 per cent higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Pixabay

Egg lovers please take note. Researchers have warned that eating more than two eggs daily can increase the risk of death and developing cardiovascular diseases.

Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study tracked the diets, health and lifestyle habits of nearly 30,000 adults in the US for as long as 31 years.

It was found that the cholesterol in eggs, when consumed in large quantities, is associated with ill health effects, said Katherine Tucker, Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the US.

According to the US Department of Agriculture, one large egg contains nearly 200 milligrams of cholesterol, roughly the same amount as an eight-ounce steak.

Eggs, Heart Disease, Early Death
Egg lovers please take note. Pixabay

Consuming more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol per day was associated with a 17 per cent higher risk of cardiovascular disease and an 18 per cent higher risk of death.

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“Eating several eggs a week is reasonable but I recommend people to avoid eating three egg omelettes every day. Nutrition is all about moderation and balance,” Tucker said. (IANS)