Bank Linked Poultry Entrepreneuring by SHG Members Counting Inflation

M.Haque, K.K. Saharia, Jupi Talukdar and L.S. Khuman


The study was conducted in Darrang and Kamrup districts of Assam on 100 SHG members who were engaged in livestock entrepreneuring. For comparison 25 each SHG non-members were also interviewed for the annual income. Majority of the members in both Darrang and Kamrup districts belonged to middle age group (31-43 years), had high school level of education with nuclear family (73 per cent), medium land holding (0.53-0.93 hectare), herd size (2.75-5.33 cattle units), experience in farming (3-6 years), annual income from livestock enterprise(Rs.6,000- 17,000) and annual family income (Rs.43,000-70,000). It was found that the SHG members taking loans from banks were having better income (Rs.40,000-1,00,000) in Kamrup district in comparison to income (Rs.40,000-80,000) of SHG members of Darrang district might be due to better marketing opportunities. In further comparison, it was found that the SHG members had at least an average income of Rs.30,000 more than the non SHG members. There was 34.60% of inflation in poultry chicken over five years and difference of income of SHG members from poultry farming at the time of bank loan and after five years was Rs. 2752. In relational analysis poultry farming income of the SHG members was positive and high significantly (P<0.01) related to educational qualification (0.27**), herd size (0.23**) and annual family income (0.32**). The regression analysis of independent variables had encountered for 64.30 per cent of variation in poultry husbandry income of the SHG members

Keyword: SHG; Inflation; Poultry entrepreneuring; Bank linkage;

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