Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2019

The foundation stone for the Kerala Chicken Thiruvananthapuram Regional unit was laid at Channankara, Kadinamkulam, Thiruvananthapuram on 23 July 2019. Shri. A.C Moideen, Minister for Local Self Governments, Government of Kerala laid the foundation stone of Modern Poultry Plant and Adv. K Raju, Minister for Forests, Animal Husbandry and Zoos, Government of Kerala laid the foundation stone of E.C Parent Stock farm. This would be the first ever meat processing plant in the history of Kerala which keeps up the ISO standards.

The Kerala Chicken project would be implemented through Kudumbashree Broiler Farmers Producer Company Limited (KBFPCL), which include all Kudumbashree broiler farmers. The fully automated plant would have the capacity to process and pack 10,000 chicken in an hour and the fully automated breeder farm would produce 60,000 chicks a week. In the first phase, regional units would be set up at Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode and Palakkad districts. More than 200 Kudumbashree women would get job opportunities through this. The Kerala Chicken project envisages taking over more than half of the domestic market of broiler chicken in Kerala.

Shri. V.Sasi, Deputy Speaker, Kerala Legislative Assembly presided over the function. The keynote speech was delivered by Shri. S. Harikishore IAS, Executive Director, Kudumbashree and Chairman, KBFPCL. The report was presented by Dr. Nikesh Kiran, Programme Officer, Kudumbashree and CEO, KBFPCL.  Smt. Asha Varghese, Director, Kudumbashree, Dr. Sunil Kumar P.C, Director, Animal Husbandry, Shri. P. Felix, President, Kadinamkulam Grama Panchayath, Smt. Shyji, Director, KBFPCL and Smt. Usha Rani, Director, KBFPCL gave away the felicitations. Smt. Prasanna Kumari, Managing Director, KBFPCL welcomed the gathering and Dr. K.R Shyju, District Mission Coordinator, Kudumbashree Thiruvananthapuram District Mission extended vote of thanks. A seminar on 'KBFPCL- The new hope for Broiler Farmer's in Kerala was also held along with the programme.

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The Kerala Chicken project envisages taking over more than half of the domestic market of broiler chicken in Kerala.