The Kerala Chicken Project has been started in Palakkad district. The District Level Inauguration of the Project was done by Shri. M.B. Rajesh, Minister, Local Self Government Department, Government of Kerala at Regency Auditorium, Mezhathur, Palakkad on 3 December 2022. He commented that Kudumbashree is traveling to higher levels and related activities are going on. 'Kerala Chicken' was started to provide quality chicken meat to the public at affordable prices.
By utilizing the integrated farming system, Kudumbashree is mainly involved in the supply of poultry meat to the market and the operation of poultry processing units. For this purpose, an initiative called Kudumbashree Broiler Farmers Producer Company Limited (KBFPCL) has been started. Presently Palakkad is the seventh district where the Kerala Chicken Project is being implemented under the leadership of Kudumbashree.
Kerala Chicken outlets cater to women only. The marketing team assesses whether the outlet has a license, proper waste management facility and other infrastructure and then enters into a contract with the outlet beneficiary. This project plays a key role in making Kudumbashree women into entrepreneurs.
Shri. B.S. Manoj, District Mission Co-ordinator, Kudumbashree Palakkad District Mission welcomed the gathering. Adv. V.P. Rejeena, President, Block Panchayath presided over the function. Dr Sajeev Kumar A, Programme Officer, Kerala Chicken Project presented the project. Ms. P.K. Jaya, President, Thrithala Gram Panchayat, Ms. Suhara T, President, Thirumittacode Gram Panchayat, Shri. Balan P, President, Pattithara Gram Panchayath, Ms. Sandhya A.V, President, Chalissery Gram Panchayath, Shri. K.Muhammad, President, Aanakkara Gram Panchayath, Shri. Sharfuddin Kalathil, President, Kapoor Gram Panchayath, Shri. A. Krishna Kumar, Chairman, Health Education Standing Committee, Thrithala Block Panchayath, Shri. K.P. Srinivasan, Vice President, Thrithala Gram Panchayath, Shri. K.V. Kubra Shahjahan, Member, Thrithala Block Panchayath, Shri. Aravindakshan T, Chairman, Welfare Standing Committee, Thrithala Gram Panchayath, Ms. Jayanthi Vijayakumar, Member, Thrithala Gram Panchayath, Ms. Saritha R, Member, Board of Directors, Kerala Chicken and others delivered the felicitations. Ms. Sujitha Jayaprakash, Chairperson, Thrithala CDS proposed vote of thanks.