Goat rearing is proven to be very profitable for community investment. Goat can be sold easily as it has a high demand in the market. India has more than 135 million goats—one-sixth of the world’s goat population. And more than 70 percent of poor, rural families raise them. So, there is huge potential for goats to help boost women’s empowerment. Earlier due to lack of veterinary services in rural India, the mortality rate was high. Now with the intervention, the women feel more confident about this activity
In collaboration with Jharkhand Women Self-supporting Poultry Co-operative Federation Ltd. MVM Palkot is promoting layer farming at the Palkot block. In Jharkhand, there is a huge deficit in terms of egg production. Looking at an opportunity to bring more assurance to household income, the federation is initiating this activity in the grassroots level.