SUCCESS STORIES:


I. SUCCESS STORY AKASH SUBBA (POULTRY GROWER).

Shri. Akash Subba, S/O. Purna Bdr Subba, is a resident of 9th mile under Marchak G.P.U. East Sikkim. Basically he is an arts graduate maintaining his own means of livelihood satisfactorily. Having influenced by the Departmental developmental activities in terms of training, subsidy in day old chicks and organized marketing system through Denzong Cooperative Society, he started with 1000 units of broiler poultry birds in his premises in January 2010. At present he has expanded his farm capacity up to 5,000/- birds. The departmental intervention continues in providing Day Old Chick on subsidy, technical know-how, health coverage and assured marketing to support such a progressive farmer.

With his own capability, enthusiasm and departmental intervention now he has become one of the progressive farmers in broiler farming within a short period of time. Mr. Akash has been producing 1,000 to 1,500 broiler birds in one batch on an average of four batchs in a month. He is consistently supplying the broiler meat to Denzong Co-operative Society which eventually is consumed by the Military Personnels of Sikkim. At present his net profit is around 15,000 to 20,000/- per batch of harvest averaging Rs. 60,000 to Rs.80, 000/- per month. He has also been able to employee four nos. of local youth in his farms.
He has been a source of inspiration for local youth in and around. Looking at his success more nos. of unemployed educated youths have been motivated to take up broiler poultry farming. This is only one of many success stories in this field. However, this success has been achieved distinctively over the short period of time in a sustainable manner.

II. SUCCESS STORY OF MR. UGEN DORJEE BHUTIA, DAIRY FARMER

Shri. Ugen Dorjee Bhutia, a progressive farmer originally resident of Sribadam, West Sikkim has been doing dairy farming in Kayathang, Rumtek, Gangtok, East Sikkim, for the last three years. From time to time, the Department has been providing various assistances to him for feed and fodder, veterinary services, training, etc.
At present he is having 15 nos. of cows, out of which, 10 cows are under milking. Mr. Ugen Dorjee Bhutia is selling 80 to 120 ltrs per day in the nearby market in Gangtok, Recently, Department has also provided him bucket type automatic milking machine and this has really made it convenient for him in dairy farming at a large commercial scale. Automatic milking parlour probably the first in the North east States has been very encouraging for the progressive farmers and his house has become a training centre for the neighbouring famers. He has further tied up with the credit cum subsidy scheme with the commercial banks to increase his number of cows.


Dairy Farm of Mr. Ugen Dorjee Bhutia, Rumtek, East Sikkim