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    CEA launches Guidelines for Livestock Farming

    April 21, 2014

    The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) launched 03 books containing guidelines on Piggery, Poultry and goat and cattle farms, at a ceremony held with the participation of  Susil Premajayantha Minister of Environmental & Renewable Energy.


    In Sri Lanka animal husbandry can be seen in large scale and at domestic level. This has created many environmental issues such as odor problems. Contamination of water sources from solid waste disposal and   effluent discharges. The Central Environmental authority, Department of Animal Production & Health and the Ministry of Health have joined together to address these issues to ensure highest possible standards in respective environments, animal production & health aspects.


    Chairman of CEA D.W. Prathapasinghe, Director General of CEA Dr. Saranga Alahapperuma, Deputy Director General of CEA Muthukuda Arachchi, Media Consultant Newton Gunarathna, B. Siwayoganadan Additional Director General of the Department of Animal Production & Health Ministry, Dr. Pushpa Wijewantha Additional Secretary, Ministry of Livestock & Rural Community Development, Officials  from the Ministry of Health, the CEA and the Department of Animal Production & Health  & other distinguished guests were present at the occasion.


    Chairman of CEA D.W. Prathapasinghe delivered his speech & described, items  based on the introduction of guidelines for livestock farming, biological & health issues in livestock farming and  how animal waste / fish waste can be  converted in to a value added product.


    The Minister addressing the gathering emphasized that these guide books can be used as a platform to develop a fair correlation among farmers and other government & private institutions involved in livestock farming as well as the general public.


    By using these guideline books, farmers can gather broad knowledge about how to carry out Eco-Friendly livestock farming. The Minister further said to consider only these guidelines for issuing of future environmental license for livestock farms and therefore he added that it is better to follow these guidelines when carrying out livestock farming.     

     

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