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Department of Mission Shakti Government of Odisha

Chief Minister

Directorate of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services

Mission Shakti Inner Banner

Directorate of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services

Support To Farmers for Layer Farming in Deep Litter System in SHG Mode


Poultry has been one of the fastest growing sectors in providing employment to a significant number of people in the State. Poultry rearing is done mostly for egg and meat production. In order to boost poultry production in the state, State Government has accorded Agriculture Status to poultry farming.

The Semi Commercial Layer farming in deep litter system can help to meet the nutritional requirement of growing rural population of the State. It can also be a source of additional income for SHGs, particularly the women farmers. Eggs and poultry meat are the cheapest sources of animal protein for consumers. In particular, the wide spread distribution of poultry birds has an inherent mechanism to reduce extreme poverty. Given the variability of food price in rural market, poultry serves as a less expensive option to provide animal source food.


  • To strengthen the local Poultry Production Systems for enhancing livelihoods and also for generation of additional income among the women Self Help Group members through egg production.
  • To support the nutritional requirement of the people through consumption of animal protein.
  • To build capacity of SHGs for undertaking Semi Commercial Layer Farming in deep litter system as a profitable mini-enterprise.
  • To create self-employment for SHG members in rural areas.
  • To improve the economic status of rural women.