SKUAST-K distributes backyard poultry units in Drang Budgam
Post by RK News on Friday, November 11, 2022
Srinagar, Nov 10: SKUAST Kashmir, Division of LPM, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences Shuhama operates ICAR-funded poultry Seed project with an aim to disseminate improved poultry germplasm for backyard Poultry Farming. Under the tribal sub-plan component of the project, 30 backyard poultry units were established at Drang.
The beneficiaries, mostly women belonging to the ST community, were provided 10 Vanraja chicks, feed and necessary training. Director Extension SKUAST Kashmir, Prof Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi was the chief guest. He stressed on the need for mutual cooperation between the farmers to take better advantage of the incentives provided and hoped that the intervention would go a long way in strengthening the Nutritional, Social and Economic Security of the tribal community.
Dr Azmat Alam Khan, Principal Investigator of the Poultry Seed Project talked at length about scientific poultry farming. Dr Bilal Ahmed Lone Head KVK other KVK Scientists and Technical Staff of the Poultry Seed project also attended the Distribution function. Dr Azmat Alam Khan thanked the ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research Hyderabad for funding the Project and the Directorate of Extension SKUASTK and KVK Budgam for facilitating the outreach.