West Bengal Livestock Development Corporation Limited was established in the year 1974 and registered under Companies act, 1956 under registration number- CIN U01211WB1974SGC029356. The Corporation has been merged with erstwhile Dairpoul (W.B. Dairy & Poultry Development Corporation Ltd.) w.e.f. 01st April, 2018. The present authorized share capital of the Corporation after amalgamation is Rs. 26,00,00,000/- and the paid up Share Capital is Rs. 15,63,82,100/-. The share of the State Government is Rs. 15,38,82,100/- and that of the Central Government is Rs. 25,00,000/-. The Corporation is under the administrative control of the Department of Animal Resources Development, Govt. of West Bengal. The Management of the Corporation vests on its Board of Directors in terms of its Article of Association. Presently the corporation deals with production, processing & marketing of different species meat (both as fresh-chilled and frozen form) and value added meat products in its one segment under the brand name of ‘Haringhata Meat’; simultaneously production & marketing of feed for animals, poultry & fish under the brand name of ‘EPIC’. For production & processing of meat & meat products, the Corporation has one modern semi-automatic chicken processing unit of 4000 birds per shift capacity, One Pork processing unit of 50 pigs per day capacity and one small animal meat processing unit of 300 sheep/ goat per day capacity within the geographical premises of Haringhata Meat Plant. The Meat Plants of the corporation are FSSAI and ISO-22000:2005 certified and equipped to follow international standards. Apart from that, another chicken & pork processing unit of 1500 birds per hour and 60 pigs per day respectively is going to start its operation soon at Phansidewa, Darjeeling district to cater to the entire area of North Bengal along with neighboring states. In the another segment of ‘EPIC’ feed, the corporation has 5 nos. of feed milling plants throughout the state of WB at Kalyani, Salbani, Durgapur, Gajole & Siliguri. The daily production capacity of the feed division as a whole is approx. 125 MT. To facilitate smooth activity, the corporation has also started thinking multifaceted. In line of this, a Pig breeding farm at Mohitnagar, jalpaiguri (Capacity – 700 pigs), Broiler breeding farm at Jatiakhali, Jalpaiguri (Capacity 25000 birds), Commercial Chicken Layer farm at Kalyani, Nadia (Capacity – 3 Lakh layer), Duck Breeding farm (Capacity – 5000 parent stock), Contract Broiler Farming (1 Lakh Birds), Black Bengal Goat Contract Farming (1100 parent goats) etc. has been started / running successfully under the aegis of the Corporation.
1. To execute Livestock Development projects of Central and State Government Authorities including Government Undertaking, Corporation scheme or any other development schemes of those authorities and to construct, build, equip, and maintain either on its own behalf or as a nodal agent of Government or semi-government authorities including District Boards, Panchayat Samities, Panchayats, Farm for Cattle, goat, sheep, pig, chicken, birds of all kind and make provisions for preparation and preservation of products and by-products arising there from in normal or scientific process, procedure and method.
2. To carry on the business as trader, dealer, seller. exporter, importer, agents of the products of agriculture, farming, diary horticulture, floriculture, sericulture, pisciculture, including sea foods, marine products, processed fish, meat, pork, products, eggs, poultry products, protien foods, milk, cream, butter, cheese, ghee, sausages, fruits, roots, vegetables, honey, or other substance made from all or any of them and of drinks, except alcoholic drinks, beverages produced from such products whether fresh, dehydrated, canned or otherwise and other derivatives of all kind.
3. To carry on the business of agriculture, orchards, farming, horticulture, floriculture, sericulture, pisciculture, diaries and cultivation of all kind of food-grains, seeds, fruits and deal in as trader, agent, buyer, seller, importer, exporter of all inputs including agrochemicals like manure ferilizers, pesticides.