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TN govt introduces 50% subsidy for small scale poultry establishments

TN govt introduces 50% subsidy for small scale poultry establishments

The Tamil Nadu government has introduced a 50% subsidy scheme for small-scale poultry establishments, targeting rural areas in Tiruvannamalai district for the year 2024-25. Three beneficiaries have been allocated in Tiruvannamalai district to implement this scheme, which supports the establishment of small-scale poultry farming units (250 chickens per unit).

Interested and skilled individuals in domestic poultry farming are encouraged to apply to the nearest veterinary dispensary or veterinary assistant in their village by July 5, provided they meet the government regulations. The state government will cover 50% of the total expenditure, amounting to Rs. 1,56,875/-, for the establishment of domestic poultry farms. This includes the cost of constructing a chicken shed, purchasing equipment (feed tray and water tray), and covering feed costs for four months until the chickens grow.

Beneficiaries are required to raise the remaining 50% of the costs through bank loans or personal resources. Each beneficiary will receive 250 four-week-old country chicken chicks from Hosur district livestock farm free of cost. They must have a minimum of 625 square feet of land to construct a chicken shed, which should be situated away from human habitation.

To qualify, applicants must be permanent residents of the village. Preference will be given to widows, destitutes, transgenders, and differently-abled persons. The beneficiary and their family should not have previously benefited from the Country Poultry Scheme in 2022-23 and 2023-24. The responsibility for construction work, and purchasing feed and equipment lies with the beneficiary.

Applicants must provide a copy of their Aadhaar Card, Chitta of the farm location, a copy of Inclosure, and supporting documents for payment of the 50% amount (Bank Balance Details, Bank Loan Approval Details) for three years. Additionally, they must submit an undertaking to maintain the farm with certificates indicating non-benefit under the Country Poultry Scheme for 2022-23 and 2023-24. District Collector D Bhaskara Pandian has stated that the application can be submitted to the veterinary assistant at the nearest veterinary clinic.