India. Kerala now self-sufficient in poultry meat production


India’s Kerala state is self-sufficient in poultry meat production. Almost 80% of the poultry meat in the state is been met from farms within the state, according to Binny Emmatty, State President of the Poultry Farmers and Traders Committee.

He cited the entry of integrators, low investments, and minimal area to set up ventures, and self-employment finance options from banks as the reasons for the surge in poultry farming. “Demand for chicken meat is around 6000 tonnes a week,” he said. The business potential in this segment has attracted many and there are at present more than 300,000 poultry farms, employing nearly 800,000 people.


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