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Significant achievements during 2020

Variety released:       

A two way chicken cross (Janapriya) was developed which is suitable for the backyard poultry farming. The cross recorded annual egg production of 180-190 and 140-150 eggs in the farm and field conditions, respectively. The information regarding this cross has been sent to NBAGR, Karnal for release of this variety. Very shortly, this variety will be released.


Janapriya chicken in field

Breed/Line registered:

PD-2 (Vanaraja Female) line registered: PD-2 chicken line has been developed by ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad and is used as female parent for production of Vanaraja, a dual purpose backyard chicken variety. The birds have mostly single combs, multicoloured plumage, yellow colour skin and shank and lays brown coloured eggs. The average six week body weight and shank length ranges from 450-650 g and 66-76 mm, respectively. Adult body weight at 40 weeks of age ranges from 2.4 to 2.8 kg in female and from 3 to 3.5 kg in male. The age at sexual maturity ranges from 160 to 175 days. The egg weight at 40 week ranges from 52 to 56 g. The annual egg production varies between 190 and 215 eggs. This chicken line has been registered with Accession number- INDIA_CHICKEN_001_PD2_13002.

MoU signed: Two MoUs have been signed between ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad and West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata and Chhattisgarh Kamdhenu Vishwavidyalaya, Durg for research collaboration and student guidance.

Germplasm supply:

  • Supply of the improved chicken germplasm to the farmers and other stakeholders across the country during April to November 2020: 4.0 Lakhs
  • Supply of the improved duck germplasm to the farmers and other stakeholders across the country: 3443
Last Updated on Saturday, 05 December 2020 16:50  


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