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Odisha to open 53 more Chicken Fresh outlets in cities

Bhubaneswar, July 28: The Odisha Government has decided to open 53 more Chicken Fresh outlets at various district headquarters and major cities in the State with an aim to boost self employment and entrepreneurship through poultry activities. 

The Standing Financial Committee meeting of the Fisheries and Animal Resource Development held under chairmanship of department Secretary Bishnupada Sethi approved the proposal recently.  

“As many as 53 outlets at various district headquarters and other urban areas will be opened in the first phase to provide hygienically processed poultry meat and egg to people. A total of 260 persons can get employment in these outlets,” said Sethi.

Besides, it would also provide marketing support to the farmers engaged in broiler and layer farming, he said.

It was revealed that three outlets are now operating in Bhubaneswar and the annual turnover of each of these outlets is around Rs 1 crore.
         
Under the present scheme, appropriate places would be identified in urban areas for opening of the outlets on annual rent basis. The site would be leased out to the successful bidder for a period of 15 years subject to extension of further 10 years on fulfillment of prescribed norms. After selection of entrepreneurs, a tripartite agreement would be signed among the Managing Director, Odisha Poultry Federation (OPOLFED), the concerned private entrepreneur and the concerned urban local body (ULB).

The entrepreneur would not be allowed to sublet/ sublease the outlet.

As a promotional incentive, the selected entrepreneurs would be provided 25 per cent subsidy of the project cost subject to a maximum limit of Rs 9.87 lakh. The approximate cost of an ideal outlet with all hygienic safeguards has been estimated at Rs 39.50 lakh. The entrepreneurs would be required to invest 75 per cent of cost either from own source or by availing a bank loan.

A provision of Rs 4 crore has been made in this year’s State Budget, informed Sethi.


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