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The Multi-species Livestock and Poultry Farming System Enhancing Productivity and Improving Livelihood of Tribal Youth in Namsai, Arunachal Pradesh

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23 May 2024, New Delhi: The multi-species livestock and poultry farming system enhancing productivity and improving livelihood of tribal youth in Namsai, Arunachal Pradesh

Mr. Monbhai Thamoung, an educated tribal youth, established a 0.5-acre livestock farm in the Namsai district of Arunachal Pradesh, encompassing poultry, piggery, dairy, and goatery.

The young entrepreneur gained knowledge in livestock-based farming through ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra Namsai training. He currently owns a farm with 525 poultry birds (217 improved variety of poultry, 200 broilers, and 108 chicks), 17 pigs, (5 sows, 3 boars, 9 piglets of Hampshire and Yorkshire cross), 5 goats (Local and Serohi cross) and 6 local cattle (3 milch cows).

Mr. Monbhai’s current farming model generates a net income of Rs.6,12,000/- annually, with a benefit-cost ratio of 2.8 (B: C ratio). The product is primarily sold in the local market and is also in demand from nearby Namsai district areas. He generated a net income of Rs.3, 91,000/- from his poultry enterprise by selling 36,900 eggs and 1,350 kg of poultry meat.

The farmer successfully sells 40 piglets and 2 fattening pigs directly in the local market, generating a net income of Rs.345000/-. He also generated a net income of Rs.61000/- by producing 1620 liters of milk from three local cows during lactation, and Rs.15000/- by selling one adult goat.

Mr. Thamoung’s success and progress were recognized by the district administration, who awarded him the best exhibition stall during Arunachal Pradesh Statehood Day, 2023.

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