SIVASAGAR: The Poultry Farm of Demow in Sivasagar district which had been lying abandoned for nearly 12 years, was revived with renewed vigour with the financial assistance of Duliajan OIL.
It was from this farm that once high quality chicks were supplied to almost all the adjoining districts, including Sivasagar district, and unemployed youths found a path for self-employment. Perhaps due to negligence of the animal husbandry department or other reasons, with due course of time the farm became defunct and was confined to name plates only.
However, the Sivasagar District Poultry Farm at Demow has been re-illuminated with a grant of Rs 10.26 lakh from the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Duliajan OIL.
The farm currently spent 70 per cent of its financial assistance on the purchase of hatchling incubators, poultry eggs, including electrification, as well as repairing various parts of the machinery.
In a meeting held at the farm premises recently, four women were given chicks from the eggs hatched on this farm.The meeting was attended by Sivasagar Drputy Commissioner Aditya Vikram Yadav, Public Relations Officer of Duliajan OIL, Debasish Bora and Shatabdi Mahanta, Deputy Director of Animal Husbandry Department, Jyoti Prasad Kalita, Nodal Officer Kishore Baishya, Joint Director (UA) of Animal Husbandry Department Prasanta Baruah, District Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Officer Dr A Kesari, Manager of the Poultry farm Dr Shantanu Changmai, veterinary officials and others.
Meanwhile, the reopening of the farm has brought a ray of hope that this district poultry farm would help the breeders involved in poultry farming to become self-sufficient by providing chicks at affordable prices.
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