KOZHIKODE: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the ‘Kerala Chicken’ project in the cooperative sector at Kottakkunnu, Malappuram, on December 30.
The project launched by the state government in association with the Brahmagiri Development Society (BDS), Wayanad, aims at supplying unprocessed chicken at Rs 87-90 per kg and processed meat at Rs 140-150 per kg throughout the year. To ensure steady income for farmers, a price stabilisation fund also will be formed.
BDS chairman P. Krishnaprasad told reporters that the project can effectively intervene in the Rs 6,000-crore chicken meat industry in the state by handling at least 25 percent of it within five years. A farmer who can invest Rs 1.3 lakh for thousand chicks will get a profit of up to Rs 1.32 lakh in a year, he said and added that the fluctuations in the market will not affect the poultry farmer. The chicken traders will get Rs 11 per kg of live chicken, he said. The poultry waste generated in shops will be processed by the agency on its own expense, he added.
The project costing Rs 43.82 crore will be expanded to market two lakh chicken per day with 2,000 shops, 6,000 farms and breeder farms producing seven lakh chicks. A waste management plant with a capacity to process 100 tonnes of chicken waste per day will be set up.
A seminar on poultry sector will be held in connection with the launch of the project....