The foundation stone for the Kerala Chicken Thiruvananthapuram Regional unit was laid at
Channankara, Kadinamkulam, Thiruvananthapuram on 23 July 2019. Shri. A.C Moideen,
Minister for Local Self Governments, Government of Kerala laid the foundation stone of
Modern Poultry Plant and Adv. K Raju, Minister for Forests, Animal Husbandry and Zoos,
Government of Kerala laid the foundation stone of E.C Parent Stock farm. This would be the
first ever meat processing plant in the history of Kerala which keeps up the ISO standards.
The Kerala Chicken project would be implemented through Kudumbashree Broiler Farmers
Producer Company Limited (KBFPCL), which include all Kudumbashree broiler farmers.
The fully automated plant would have the capacity to process and pack 10,000 chicken in an
hour and the fully automated breeder farm would produce 60,000 chicks a week. In the first
phase, regional units would be set up at Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode and Palakkad
districts. More than 200 Kudumbashree women would get job opportunities through this. The
Kerala Chicken project envisages taking over more than half of the domestic market of
broiler chicken in Kerala. Shri. V.Sasi, Deputy Speaker, Kerala Legislative Assembly
presided over the function. The keynote speech was delivered by Shri. S. Harikishore IAS,
Executive Director, Kudumbashree and Chairman, KBFPCL. The report was presented by
Dr. Nikesh Kiran, Programme Officer, Kudumbashree and CEO, KBFPCL. Dr. Sunil Kumar
P.C, Director, Animal Husbandry, Shri. P. Felix, President, Kadinamkulam Grama
Panchayath, Smt. Shyji, Director, KBFPCL and Smt. Usha Rani, Director, KBFPCL gave
away the felicitations. Smt. Prasanna Kumari, Managing Director, KBFPCL welcomed the
gathering and Dr. K.R Shyju, District Mission Coordinator, Kudumbashree
Thiruvananthapuram District Mission extended vote of thanks. A seminar on ‘KBFPCL- The
new hope for Broiler Farmer’s in Kerala’ was also held along with the programme.