Rs 50 crore allocated to distribute country chicken to women poultry farmers

Procurement of feed and medicines will be easier when a collective of poultry farmers order it in mass and internally distribute it, the release said.

Published: 11th January 2019 03:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th January 2019 05:57 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has allocated `50 crore to the Animal Husbandry Department to distribute chicks of country chicken to 77,000 women farmers across the State, in Chennai on Thursday | Express

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday allocated Rs 50 crore to the Animal Husbandry Department to distribute chicks of country chicken to 77,000 women farmers across the State, an official release said.

The State has chosen a highly-productive variant of Aseel Country chicken, so that women poultry farmers could have financial independence by selling their eggs and meat. Each farmer would be given 50 chicks, the release said. 

Each beneficiary will be given 50 Aseel chicks, including roosters and hens, and they can earn a profit by selling 20 rooster chicks in 16 weeks and earn further by maintaining and selling the eggs and chicks produced by the remaining 25 hens and 5 roosters, the official release said. 

The government has also encouraged farmers from a handful of villages in the State to form cooperative societies to ensure sustainable breeding practices and facilitate marketing of the eggs and meat. 
Procurement of feed and medicines will be easier when a collective of poultry farmers order it in mass and internally distribute it, the release said.

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Aseel chicken
The State has chosen a highly-productive variant of Aseel Country chicken, so that women poultry farmers could have financial independence by selling their eggs and meat. Each farmer would be given 50 chicks, the release said.

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