Kudumbashree, a pioneer in introducing collective group efforts by women self help groups is stepping in to contain the prevailing uncertainty in broiler production. Through the convergence with departments such as Kerala State Poultry Development Corporation, Animal Husbandry Department, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and Local Self Government Department Kudumbashree Mission plans to launch Kudumbashree Broiler Chicken to the market.
The main objectives of the programme include to provide a steady income for Kudumbashree members through broiler chicken production, to ensure safe and clean chicken meat to consumers at reasonable price and to provide a steady and non fluctuating market price for broiler chicken.
In the first phase, 1000 units will be selected and later remaining units will be selected in a phased manner, an average of 100 units will be established in each of the districts in the first phase. The converging departments will provide one day old broiler chicken to the units and will provide training to the beneficiaries. It is expected that the project will ensure employment opportunity to 5000 Kudumbashree members in a phased manner.
As per existing Panchayath Livestock Farm licensing Rules 2012, poultry farms rearing more than 100 birds require licensing. The minimum area required for 15 birds is 1 cent and hence for 1000 birds this come to 66 cents.
By this project Kudumbashree envisages to provide safe, clean and healthy meat to the consumers and will ensure fair pricing of broiler chicken industry.
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