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Induction of Improved Chicken Farming and Temporary night shelters in tribal villages under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP)


ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad introduced rural/ backyard chicken farming with improved chicken varieties with an aim to improve the income and living standards of tribal farmers under Tribal Sub-Plan Programme. Input distribution program was organized at Indervelly, Adilabad District on 29-05-2019. A total of 42 tribal farmers from different villages viz. Dodanda, Wadgaon, Sakari, Indervelly, Dehgaon, Gattepally, Utnoor, Wolvadi, Thummaguda, Koyalpandri, Muthnoor,Mankuguda, Jatharla, Kolamguda Dharthanpally, Medaguda were benefited. Most of them were women farmers and already undergone training on “Backyard Poultry Rearing” during 1-2 March 2019 at ICAR-DPR. This was an initiative of Government of India under the Tribal Sub Plan (TSP), in Aspirational District Program of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Team of Scientists and Officer of this Directorate interacted with tribal beneficiaries. Potential benefits of backyard farming with Vanaraja were explained to the tribal farmers. A total of 42 tribal beneficiaries were provided with 10 Vanaraja birds (6 weeks of age), 20kg feed, one feeder, one waterer per each beneficiary. As a new initiative for proper safeguarding of birds during night, Temporary night shelters were provided to all the beneficiaries.



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