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Backyard Poultry Farming Scheme


Backyard Poultry Farming Scheme

What is poultry farming?

Poultry farming is the art of management and rearing of the different breeds of domestic birds such hen, common quail, duck etc.

What is backyard poultry farming

Meaning of backyard poultry farming

Backyard – “The area close to where one lives, or the territory close to a particular country, regarded with proprietorial concern” – Oxford Language Translation.

Poultry farming – Rearing, management and marketing of the commercial breeds of poultry.

So, rearing hen or the other breeds of birds in backyard of a home is backyard poultry farming.

It is a beneficiary oriented scheme.

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Components of the scheme

  1. Chicks of hen, duck, common quail etc.
  2. Poultry feed.
  3. Rearing and management equipment.
  4. Other.

Objective of the Scheme

To connect the villagers with scheme.
Enhancing the life standard of the villagers.

To connect the villagers with scheme

The major objective of any government department is to connect the villagers with the different departmental schemes.

Many schemes are available  under the department of animal husbandry. Backyard poultry farming is a ground level scheme from the department of animal husbandry.

Villagers belonging to some known categories are benefited from this scheme.

Other government departments with the same objective are, the department of horticulture, department of agriculture, the department of animal husbandry, and department of fisheries etc.

Enhancing the life standard of the villagers

Most of the people of a village live below the poverty line and they need financial support to do something.

Villagers of the Indian states, particularly Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, belong to Scheduled Caste, Schedule Tribe and OBC.

Most of the people belonging to Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste from these  live below poverty line.

It is necessary to support them to enhance their life standard through different schemes. This scheme from the government helps in achieving the objective.

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Eligibility of the beneficiary

First- Beneficiary from Scheduled Tribe.
Second- Beneficiary from Scheduled Caste.
Third- Beneficiary from the Other Backward Caste.
Fourth- Beneficiary from General Category.

Cost

Chicks

  • Scheme मुर्गी पालन (murgi palan)
  • Number of chicks 40 – 45 chicks.
  • The cost of 40 – 45 chicks 2000.00 to 2250.00 INR.
  • Poultry feed cost: 450.00 INR
  • Cost of packaging and transportation 300.00 INR
  • Total estimated cost 3000.00 to 3000.00+ INR

Duck

  • Scheme: बतख पालन (batakh palan).
  • Number of chicks 40 – 45.
  • The cost of 40 – 45 chicks 2000.00 to 2250.00 INR.
  • Poultry feed cost: 450.00 INR
  • Cost of packaging and transportation 300.00 INR
  • Total estimated cost 3000.00 INR to 3000.00+ INR

Quail (Common quail)

  • Scheme: बटेर पालन (bater palan).
  • Number of chicks 80 chiks.
  • The cost of 80 chicks is 2000.00 to 2240.00 INR.
  • Cost of poultry feed 460.00 INR
  • Packaging and transportation cost: 300.00 INR
  • Total estimated cost 3000.00 INR to 3000.00+ INR

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Benefits

Benefit of ducks

  • Benefit is given according to the category of the beneficiary.
  • Scheduled Tribe
  • Subsidy  The subsidy for ST is 90%
  • Distribution of 28 days old chicks (45 chicks) to each beneficiary.

Chicks of duck

  • Scheduled Tribe
  • Subsidy  The subsidy for ST is 90%
  • Benefit: Distribution of 28 days old chicks (45 chicks) to each beneficiary.

Chicks of the common quail

  • Scheduled Tribe
  • Subsidy  The subsidy for ST is 90%
  • Benefit: Distribution of 28 days old chicks (45 chicks) to each beneficiary.

Chicks of hen

  • Scheduled Tribe
  • Subsidy  The subsidy for SC is 90%
  • Benefit Distribution of 28 days old chicks (45 chicks) to each beneficiary.

Chicks of duck

  • Scheduled Caste
  • Subsidy  The subsidy for SC is 90%
  • Benefit: Distribution of 28 days old chicks (45 chicks) to each beneficiary.

Chicks of the common quail

  • Scheduled Caste
  • Subsidy  The subsidy for SC is 90%
  • Benefit: Distribution of 28 days old chicks (45 chicks) to each beneficiary.

OBC and General Caste

  • Chicks of hen
  • Subsidy  The subsidy for OBC and General Caste is 75%.
  • Benefit Distribution of 28 days old chicks (45 chicks) to each beneficiary.

Chicks of duck

  • OBC
  • Subsidy  The subsidy for OBC and General Caste is 75%.
  • Benefit: Distribution of 28 days old chicks (45 chicks) to each beneficiary.

Chicks of the common quail

  • Subsidy  The subsidy for OBC and General Caste is 75%.
  • Benefit: Distribution of 28 days old chicks (45 chicks) to each beneficiary.

Annual income: It may range from 20000 – 30000.00 INR.

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Whom to contact

A person can contact..

Village level AVFO or Assistant Veterinary Field Officer

Block level Veterinary surgeon

Veterinary service centres

How to avail the benefit of the scheme

Registration

Go to the department of animal husbandry (at block level).
Or make a contact with assistant veterinary field officer (at village level).
Ask them to register your name for the current scheme.

Necessary papers (doc_ments)

Adhar card: Photocopy of Adhar card.
Bank passbook: Photocopy of bank passbook (not bank statement).
B-1. Photocopy of B-1.
Passport size photo.

Importance of the scheme

No investment.
Source of extra income.

No investment

Total investment may cross 3,000.00+ INR.

Although subsidiaries are 90% and 75% for ST and OBC, respectively, but they don’t need to pay for the rest.

Hence, investment is equal to zero.

Source of extra income

The traditional business (work) of villagers is agricultural. Traditionally, they don’t seem to adopt new source of income.

This scheme ‘Backyard Poultry Farming’ has specially been made for them. The vaccinated chicks grow very fast to give the beneficiary extra income.

Future (scope)

Most of the businesses starts from a small scale.  Therefore, backyard poultry farming is a golden opportunity for those who want to come in the field of poultry farming.

By joining this scheme, they can participate in the poultry farming training program. It helps to advance the business.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions 01. What are the other schemes from the same department?

Answer: The examples of the other important schemes from the same department are as follows-

Male goat on subsidy.
Bull on subsidy.
Pigs on subsidy.
Sheep on subsidy.

Questions 02. How many times a beneficiary can apply for this scheme?

Answer: You can apply for it.

Department of animal husbandry



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