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Government Of Assam Animal Husbandry & Veterinary

Poultry Development

  • Assam being a state where majority of the population are non-vegetarian, there is a huge demand for eggs and poultry in the form of meat.

    As per 2011 population census, the total population of Assam is around 312 lakh. Considering the total population to be non-vegetarian and as per ICMR recommendation of 180 eggs per head per year, total egg requirement for the state is around 560 crore per year. Moreover, as per ICMR recommendation of meat consumption @ 10.8 kg per year per person, total meat requirement for the state is 3370 lakh kgs annually. Considering 40% of the total meat requirement to be poultry meat, annual poultry meat requirement for the state is 1348 lakh kgs.

    1. Egg Production:

    Against the annual requirement of 560 crore of eggs, the state produces around 47.50 crore (Integrated Sample Survey report) of eggs annually. Accordingly there is a shortage of 512.5 crore eggs annually. This shortfall can be mitigated to a great extent through establishment of commercial layer farms in private sector as well as promoting backyard poultry farming.

    1. Meat Production:

                As stated earlier, annual meat requirement for the state is 3370 lakh kgs considering entire state population as non-vegetarian. Considering 40% to be chicken meat, annual poultry meat requirement for the state is around 1350 lakh kgs.

    1. Departmental Poultry/ Duck Farm:

                 The A.H. & Veterinary Department, Assam has 22 nos. of Poultry/Duck farms in the state. Out of them 4 nos. are located in 6th scheduled districts.

                The farms with location & present status are as follows-

    Sl. No.

    Name of the Farm

    Location

    District

    Status

    1

    Central Duck Breeding cum Research Station,

    Kaliabor

    Nagaon

    Functional

    2

    Govt. Duck & poultry farm,

    Silcoorie

    Cachar

    Functional

    3

    Dist. Poultry Farm,

    Baladhmari

    Goalpara

    Functional

    4

    Dist. Poultry Farm,

    Khanikar

    Dibrugarh

    Functional

    5

    Dist. Poultry Farm,

    Baghchung

    Jorhat

    Functional

    6

    Dist. Poultry Farm,

    Barhampur

    Nagaon

    Functional

    7

    Duck cum Fish Farm,

    Sipajhar

    Mangaldoi

    Functional

    8

    Govt. Duck & Poultry Farm,

    Joysagar

    Sivsagar

    Functional

    9

    Dist. Poultry Farm,

    Haflong

    Karbi-Anglong

    Functional

    10

    Dist. Poultry Farm,

    Diphu

    Karbi-Anglong

    Functional

    11

    Duck Farm,

    Phuloni

    Karbi-Anglong

    Functional

    12

    District Poultry Farm,

    Hamren

    Karbi-Anglong

    Functional

    13

    Regional Broiler Chick Production cum Demonstration Farm,

    Birubari

    Kamrup (M)

    Non-functional

    14

    Dist. Poultry Farm,

    Ganakkuchi

    Barpeta

    Non-functional

    15

    Dist. Poultry Farm,

    Tezpur

    Sonitpur

    Non-functional

    16

    Dist. Poultry Farm,

    Japjapkuchi

    Nalbari

    Non-functional

    17

    Central Chick Rearing Farm,

    Khanapara

    Kamrup (M)

    Non-functional

    18

    Govt. Poultry Farm,

    Birubari

    Kamrup(M)

    Non-functional

    19

    Duck Farm,

    Hajo

    Kamrup(R)

    Non-functional

    20

    Dist. Poultry Farm,

    Demow

    Sivsagar

    Non-functional

    21

    Coordinated Poultry Breeding Farm,

    Tezpur

    Sonitpur

    Non-functional

    22

    Coordinated Poultry Breeding Farm,

    Khanapara

    Kamrup(M)

    Non-functional

    Presently 12 farms out of 22 farms are operational. Most of these farms were supported under various schemes like CSS, RKVY, State plan etc. But the operational activities in some of the farms either could not be started or continued due to the surrender of operational fund.

    Whom to Contact

    Dr Jyoti Prakash Kalita
    Deputy Director (Poultry)
    Directorate of AH & Vety
    Chenikuthi, Guwahati-781022
    Phone: 9435071102

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