Poultry Venture Capital Fund (Subsidy) Scheme – Operational Guidelines – Part I

This article is part of a series I am writing on a Poultry Venture Capital (Subsidy) scheme that will provide operation guidelines including basic introduction, objectives, eligibility, project cost and subsidy, funding pattern, sanctions, time limit etc.


With the various efforts undertaken by the Government of India, ICAR, State Government, Financial Institutions and private sector etc. Poultry development has become very well developed in the country. However, these efforts resulted into unequal growth and being mainly concentrated to few states.
In spite of all these developments a considerable segment in the poultry sector is still unorganized and is spread over in the form of small farms in far-flung areas that still needs organized effort to exploit this potential. The Training and Marketing also continues to be the weakest link in the facet of various poultry development programs.
Due to these limitations poultry development particularly in the North Eastern States and Eastern states are still at the very primitive stage. In the absence of organized marketing and training program the poultry development program under the cooperative sector is not able to make a dent.
Even though the productive of our layer farmers is comparable with those in advanced countries, there is a world of difference in quality. Our farmers are not producing for export and hence we are unable to become competitive in the global market. Being smaller in size compared to global exporter, these farmers are not in a position to ensure standards demanded by consumers in other countries. It is necessary that some help is extended to such entrepreneurs who venture to start units which will help exports.
The scheme is available at website http://dahd.nic.in.

Objectives of the scheme

  • to encourage poultry farming activity especially in non-traditional States and provide employment opportunities in backward areas.
  • to improve production of poultry products which have ready market all over country
  • to improve productivity of un-scientifically run units through technology up gradation
  • to provide quality meat to consumers in hygienic conditions, and improve hygienic sale of poultry meat and products in urban areas and neighborhood societies through poultry dressing and marketing outlets.
  • to improve productivity and facilitate rearing of other poultry species like quails, ducks, and turkeys etc which have good potential.


Implementing period and Area of operation

The revised scheme will be implemented during 2011-12 through out the country. The scheme will come into effect from April 1st, 2011. Proposals sanctioned and disbursed on or after April 1st, 2011 shall be covered under the scheme.


  • Farmers, individual entrepreneurs, NGOs, companies, cooperatives, groups of unorganized and organized sector which include Self Help Groups (SHGs), Joint Liability Groups (JLGs) etc.
  • An individual will be eligible to avail assistance for all the components under the scheme but only once for each component
  • When more than one member of a family is assisted under the scheme, the units setup by each member should be with separate infrastructure at different locations with distinct identity. The distance between the boundaries of two adjacent farms should be at least 500m.
  • Biosecurity norms should be kept in view while locating the units.

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