The Government has taken the initiative to import chicks from France.
Minister Arumugam Thondaman said that 25,000 chicks had been airlifted from France under the first stage. He made this revelation during a meeting which discussed problems of dairy farmers of the Nuwara Eliya district. He pointed out that about five million chicks are planned to be imported within the next few months. The purpose of this effort is to fulfill the needs of poultry farmers. In the meantime, the Minister referred to plans to import Milch Cows from Australia, Goats from India and Buffaloes from Pakistan.