The government of Jammu and Kashmir in India has made plans to establish 10 poultry hatcheries in the state to combat local unemployment, according to reports.

Under the plan, day-old chicks would be processed and provided to the poultry units, said Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, Jammu and Kashmir's minister for sheep and animal husbandry. In conjunction with the poultry plan are blueprints for cattle- and sheep-rearing, which also have potential to boost the economy, according to Mehdi. So far, the government has initiated six different plans incorporating poultry, cattle and sheep in the hopes of involving more people in income-generating units.