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Loan For Poultry



Features and benefits: Loan for existing and new farmers for constructing poultry shed, feed room and other equipment’s.
Eligibility : Person having adequate experience or training in poultry farming and land for constructing poultry sheds.
Collateral Security : Mortgage of land on which the poultry shed and other infrastructure are available or proposed to be constructed covering at least 50% of advance
Margin : 25%
Repayment Period : 5 years including 6 month of grace period in bi monthly instalments.
Documents required:
Duly filled in application form
Identity proof- Voter ID card/PAN card/Passport/ Aadhaar card,/Driving Licenseetc.
Address proof: Voter ID card/Passport/Aadhaar card/Driving license etc.
How to apply: Contact your nearest SBI branch engaged in Agricultural advance for application and further details

Poultry Venture Capital Fund Scheme

The poultry venture capital fund scheme is a scheme promoted by NABARD and Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises for promoting poultry farming activity. The scheme envisages strengthening of the poultry industry by generating employment or entrepreneurship opportunities in backward areas. In this article, we look at the poultry venture capital fund scheme in detail:

Poultry Venture Capital Fund Scheme

The poultry venture capital fund scheme:

  • Encourages poultry farming activity especially in non-traditional states and provides employment opportunities in backward areas;
  • Improves production of poultry products which have ready market all over country;
  • Improves productivity of unscientifically run units through technology upgradation;
  • Provides quality meat to consumers in hygienic conditions, and improves hygienic sale of poultry meat and products in urban areas and neighbourhood societies through poultry dressing and marketing outlets;
  • Improves productivity and facilitates rearing of other poultry species like quails, ducks, turkeys, which have good potential.

Assistance provided under Poultry Venture Capital Fund Scheme

The following assistance is provided under the Poultry Venture Capital Fund Scheme:

  • Entrepreneurs contribution (margin) – for loans upto Rs.1 lakh, banks may not insist on margin as per RBI guidelines. For loans above Rs.1 lakh: 10% (minimum).
    • Example: If a poultry business is to be setup with a total investment of Rs.10 lakhs, then the Entrepreneurs contribution or investment must be atleast Rs. 1 lakh.
  • Back ended capital subsidy – 25% of outlay (33.33 % for SC/ST farmers and NE states including Sikkim)
    • Explanation: In a back ended capital subsidy scheme, the Entrepreneur would have to avail and bank loan and pay the installments due. The final loan installments equal to 25% of the total investment amount would be adjusted as back ended capital subsidy.
  • Effective bank loan (excluding eligible subsidy as above) – balance portion, minimum 40% of outlay
    • Explanation: Bank loan must be obtained for a minimum of 40% of the total project cost to avail subsidy. Therefore, if the total project is Rs.10 lakhs, then the bank loan component must be atleast Rs.4 lakhs.

Who can apply for Scheme

The following entities can apply and obtain assistance under the poultry venture capital fund scheme:

  • Farmers
  • Individual Entrepreneurs
  • NGOs
  • Private Limited Company, click here to know more.
  • Cooperatives
  • Groups of unorganised and organised sector

Where to apply

The poultry venture capital fund scheme is promoted by NABARD. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) is an apex development bank in India having headquarters based in Mumbai. The mission of NABARD is to promote sustainable and equitable agriculture and rural prosperity through effective credit support, related services, institution development and other innovative initiatives.

National Livestock Mission


National Livestock Mission is an initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare. The mission, which commenced from 2014-15, has the objective of sustainable development of the livestock sector.  
NABARD is the subsidy channelizing agency under Entrepreneurship Development & Employment Generation (EDEG) component of National Livestock Mission. This includes:
  • Poultry Venture Capital Fund (PVCF)
  • Integrated Development of Small Ruminants and Rabbit (IDSRR)
  • Pig Development (PD)
  • Salvaging and Rearing of Male Buffalo Calves (SRMBC)  
 Who can benefit from the scheme? 
Farmers, Individuals Entrepreneurs, NGOs, Companies, Cooperatives, groups of organized and unorganized sector which include Self- Help Groups (SHGs) and Joint Liability Groups (JLGs)
Eligible financial institutions 
  • Commercial Banks
  • Regional Rural Banks
  • State Cooperative Banks
  • State Cooperative Agriculture and Rural Development Banks
  • Other institutions eligible for refinance from NABARD
Agriculture Finance Poultry Farming - IDBI Bank Poultry Farming
Poultry activity in India is graduated from backyard farming to Hi-tech, environmentally controlled poultry. The Bank is providing loans to all activities of poultry farming i.e. Layer farming, Broiler farming and Hatcheries. The entrepreneur should have thorough knowledge of poultry farming substantiated by training certificate/ experience certificate etc. The backward linkages like suitability of climates, availability of day old chicks, water and veterinary services will be the pre-requisite.
Loan amount will be decided by unit cost recommended by NABARD. 
Scheme for financing poultry farming provides for investment credit for construction of sheds and purchase of equipments on the one hand and production credit for purchase of day old chicks, feed, medicines, etc., on the other hand. Financial assistance shall be made available to the intending borrowers as under: -
For subsidiary activity: Investment credit will be provided in the shape of medium term loan for acquiring fixed assets whereas production credit will be given to meet the working capital requirements in the shape of Short Term Loan.
For main activity: Investment credit will be provided as medium term loan whereas production credit will be given either in the shape of cash credit limit or as an integral component of investment credit.
For subsidiary activity: Small farmers, landless agricultural labourers or any other persons who are under-employed and intend to supplement income through poultry. He should be having adequate land/shed where he/she proposes to establish poultry farm.
For main activity: The applicant should be well experienced in running poultry unit and should be engaged/desirous of engaging himself in such an activity on commercial basis as his main vocation. He should be having required land/shed where he intends to establish or extend a poultry farm.
Unit size: Minimum size of the poultry unit to be financed should be 500 birds.
EXTENT OF LOAN: Extent of loan will be need-based.
REPAYMENT OF LOAN: Production credit, if given as short term loan, would be recovered in maximum period of 18/12 months providing Gestation period of 6/3 months in the case of layers and broilers, respectively.
Repayment of investment loan shall start after adequate gestation period (upto 12 months in the case of layers and upto 3 months in the case of broilers) in suitable monthly/quarterly/halfyearly instalments over a period of 6-7 years in the case of small farmers depending upon their
repaying capacity. 
Poultry Loan By The Karur Vysya Bank
Poultry Loan by Karur Vysya Bank is given for the establishment of small poultry (layer or broiler) units as subsidiary occupation by the farmers and agricultural labourers.
Features & Benefits
  • Establishment of small poultry (layer or broiler) units as subsidiary occupation by the farmers and agricultural labourers.
  • Establishment / expansion of hatchery farm.
  • Establishment / expansion of Production-cum-Processing units.
  • Individual Farmers, Agricultural Labourers who are experienced / trained in poultry management, Registered Partnership Firms, Limited Companies, etc., are eligible for bank credit for poultry units.
  • The unit should have trained / technically qualified personnel for running the unit.