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150 more poultry farms to come up in Perambalur

Collector Darez Ahamed inspecting a poultry farm at Aranarai near Perambalur.

Collector Darez Ahamed inspecting a poultry farm at Aranarai near Perambalur.  

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The State government has allocated Rs. 4 crore for creating 150 poultry farms in Perambalur district for 2014-15 and 2015-16.

It included Rs. 1.34 crore allocated this year.

It is aimed at developing poultry clusters in the non-poultry backward regions such as Perambalur, Tiruch, and Karur.

Collector Darez Ahamed said out of 150 poultry farms, the Department of Animal Husbandry had identified farmers for setting up poultry units.

It had started the process of constructing poultry farms for 2015-16.

For raising a farm with 5,000 chicks, the State government would give a subsidy of Rs. 2,68,750.

The beneficiaries would avail bank loan to the tune of Rs. 10,75,000. Farmers in Veppur panchayat unions had shown interest to set up poultry units.

He said the scheme had been implemented in the district since 2012-13.

Of the target of 413 units, 313 farms had been established.

Most of them had been functioning well. Out of remaining 100 farms, construction had been taken up for 70 farms.

Steps were taken to release bank loan for 30 farms.

Mr. Ahamed visited various parts in the district and met the poultry farmers, who have been rearing chicks.

They told that they got an average of Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 60,000 for rearing chicks for a batch in 42 days.

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