Sukumar Mandal

Sukumar Mandal

Goat Entrepreneurship

Sukumar Mandal, hailing from the Chickania village of Jama Block, had a family history of being involved in farming and livestock rearing. However, this was never able to generate enough income for him and his family. Being an ambitious and hardworking person, he grabbed the opportunity to become a ‘Goat Entrepreneur’ in 2021. While rearing animals has been a family occupation for him, he improved upon his skills by attending training sessions organized by CInI (an initiative of Tata Trusts) on different services involved in goat healthcare value chain such as ‘deworming, castration, artificial insemination or AI’ among others. He invested 2.50 lakhs and took a loan of 40,000 rupees to start with 6-8 goats. Sukumar is providing the same goat healthcare services as described above to 500 households. He is also involved in organizing awareness campaigns with villagers to promote proper health care and treatment of goats for better longevity and productivity of the animals. He has been able to repay 10% of his loan amount and his expected income annually is around 90,000 thousand. He hopes to scale his services with 500 Households in the future to secure a better life for his family through continued perseverance and hardwork.

State : Jharkhand

Gender : Male

Sector : Others

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Collectives for Integrated Livelihoods Initiatives (CInI)