5. POTENCIAL USE OF AJWAIN AS HERBAL PREPRATION IN POULTRY FEED by ANURAG1 AND SARITA KUMARI 2
India ranks 3rd in the world production of eggs and 5th in the production of chicken. The poultry sector provides livelihood to nearly one lakh farmers, directly and employment to about 1.5 million persons indirectly and contributes Rs. 7,500 crores to the national income (Anonymous, 2014). The poultry sector is one of the rare examples of socio-economic development, which attained its present advanced stage without much international aid and investments from the Five-Year-Plans. Poultry farming has become a remunerative business and pre-eminence over all other livestock enterprises in the developing countries.