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Class 8 woman spends Maha runs successful poultry business to boost family income

Sunanda Shivaji Kshirsagar only studied till class 8 but she didn’t let that become a deterrent and used her entrepreneurial skills to develop a successful poultry business here in Maharashtra through which she became successful to increase his family’s income.

Today she also employs others in her business, which she started with around 500 chickens. His farm now has about 50,000 poultry.

To give a boost to Kshirsagar’s initiative, the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in Aurangabad also studied his business model. She also received the Krishi Bhushan Award from the Government of Maharashtra in 2016.

Kshirsagar, a resident of Pangra village in Paithan tehsil of Aurangabad, got married in 1992. Her husband Shivaji, a science graduate, was planning to take up a job at the time to support herself. However, they changed the plan and decided to go into full-time farming on four acres of land they owned. Speaking to PTI on Women’s Day, Kshirshagar said, “I only studied till class 8. To support my husband, I decided to start a poultry business and I bought 500 hens. The business started bringing in between 5,000 and 6,000 rupees a month.” ”But, we didn’t stop there. Today we have three sheds with around 50,000 birds and we are making a profit of Rs 7-8 million per month,” she said.

Her son, who has a degree in science, takes courses related to agriculture and also helps her in the business. “Now poultry farming has become the key activity of our family, and thanks to this, we have been able to expand our landholding from four acres to 27 acres, of which I myself own 13 acres,” she said. declared.

Kshirsagar says she also learned the right diet for poultry to keep them healthy.

”This was possible thanks to my experience in managing the poultry business. I employed four women and as many men to take care of the birds,” she added.

Her husband, who still focuses on farming, said, “Our poultry business is fully managed by Sunanda. Anita Jinturkar, KVK’s Poultry Course Expert, said women don’t usually go into poultry/goat farming, but Sunanda Kshirsagar was an exception. ”She developed a technique to regulate the weight of the birds by properly managing their diet. Such precision is not very present in poultry farming in Marathwada region,” Jinturkar said.

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