For the year 2022-23, Animal Husbandry, Dairy, Fisheries and Fishermen Welfare Department has announced the subsidy scheme for rural small scale poultry farm. This is a scheme for rural beneficiaries who are interested in rearing domestic poultry in Ariyalur district. A notification of 50 percent subsidy for setting up a small-scale poultry farm has been released.
50 per cent of the total cost of construction of shed, purchase of equipment such as feed pan and water tray, purchase of four-week-old chicks for hatchery and four months of feed will be subsidized for implementation of the scheme.
Accordingly, a subsidy of Rs.1,66,875 will be provided. Rural beneficiaries who want to avail the scheme have to raise the remaining 50 percent contribution either through bank loan or from their own resources. Beneficiaries should have minimum 625 square feet of land to build a chicken shed. This area should be away from human habitation. The beneficiary should be a permanent resident of the concerned village.
Who can apply
Preference will be given to widows, destitute transgenders and persons with disabilities and 30 per cent of selected beneficiaries should belong to Scheduled Tribes. Should not have been a beneficiary of any poultry farming scheme provided by the Government before this. In addition, poultry farms should be given a maintenance guarantee letter for not less than three consecutive years.
Income from Poultry
As there is a good market for domestic poultry meat and eggs across Tamil Nadu, the beneficiaries can develop their own marketing. 140 eggs per year for 72 weeks rearing can get up to 17500 eggs per year.. 2000 eggs are used for hatching and the remaining eggs and grown roosters are sold for meat and can earn up to two lakhs per year.
Last Date for Submission of Application
Beneficiaries who wish to join the scheme can approach the Government Veterinary Hospital near their village and get the application form. The District Collector of Ariyalur said that the completed application should be submitted along with the documents by 15/08/2002.