Convergence with MGNREGA: Backyard Poultry

Rajendra Singh Shah is a resident of Village Chepdon in one of the hilly blocks of District Chamoli. In the year 2014, Rajendra started poultry business as one of the sources of income for his family. To start the poultry, Himmotthan Society in collaboration with Sankalp Samiti, a local NGO supported Rajendra by providing 100 chicks of Kurolier, a hybrid breed of Chicken developed in India. But after few days, Rajendra informed the staff members of Himmotthan that due to lack of space, 20 Chicks could not survive and he has to sell the rest of them. The lack of sufficient space emerged as a big hurdle for Rajendra to start the poultry business. This was a matter of concern for Rajendra and as well as for the Sankalp Samiti and Himmotthan Society. Thereafter, Himmotthan Society along with Sankalp Samiti suggested Rajendra to put a proposal of building Poultry shed under MGNREGA scheme during the Panchayat meeting.

As a result, in year 2015-16, Rajendra was provided with Rs. 40000 from MGNREGA funds and Rs. 5000 was provided from Himmotthan Society. The MGNREGA fund was used to build poultry shed and the funds from the Society were used to arrange electricity, poultry feed and other essential medications for the poultry. In addition to Rs. 40000 earned by the marketing of 80 Kuroiler, Rajendra also got wages under MGNREGA scheme. The sustainability of the efforts is ensured by linking this business with a brooder unit running in the same Village. Rajendra bought 100 Chicks from this brooder unit and is happily running his poultry business. This venture has strengthen Rajendra’s income and provided him with a regular earning in his own Village.

Himmotthan Head Office

193, Vasant Vihar, Phase-2

Behind Shri Guru Ram Rai Public School


Uttarakhand, India - 248006

Contact Number : (0135)- 2760728, 2761796

Himmotthan WATSAN Office

41, Vasant Vihar, Phase-2


Uttarakhand, India - 248006

Contact Number : (0135)- 2762966

Himmotthan Regional Offices
1. Kumaun Region-Almora

(Mohalla Talla Galli, Jakhan Devi, Almora, Uttarakhand India, 263609)

2. Garhwal Region Office- Chamoli

Near Petrol Pump, Gopeshwar,District Chamoli, Uttarakhand, India

3. Garhwal Region Office- Jadipani

Gram Saud, Jadipani, Chamba Block, District Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India

4. Himmotthan Society/Tata Trusts PMU Leh

C/o Advocate Otsal Wangdus near Postal Colony
Housing Colony Leh - 194101 (Ladakh), India
Tel: 01982-253553

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