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Science Day celebrated and Farmers-Scientists Interface organized at ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad

ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad celebrated Science Day on 28th February 2018 and its 31st Foundation Day on 1st March 2018, respectively. Dr. Subeer S. Majumdar, Director, National Institute of Animal Biotechnology, Hyderabad graced the Science Day celebration as chief guest. In his address, he emphasized strengthening of Biotechnology research especially in the area of genome editing and transgenisis to cope with emerging and future challenges of food security, vaccine and therapeutic development. Shri P. Ashok, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Rajendranagar Sub-Division, Cyberabad and Prof. K. Kondal Reddy, Registrar of PV Narsimha Rao Telangana Veterinary University were the guests of honour on the occasion. Shri Ashok appreciated role of the ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research in development and dissemination of rural varieties of chicken and emphasized that neglected rural chicken varieties need to be conserved and improved for the benefit of the rural farmers. Prof. K. Kondal Reddy appreciated the role of AICRP in developing commercial and rural chicken varieties for intensive, semi-intensive and free range poultry farming for nutritional and economic security of the farmers and emphasized strengthening of inter-Institutional collaboration to share technologies and facilities available across the Institutes for the benefit of the scientific fraternity in the Country.


                     National Science Day celebrated on 28th February 2018 at the Institute

Dr. R.N. Chatterjee, Director-DPR presided over the Science Day programme and briefed about the salient achievements of the Institute including future flagship research programmes. He also narrated the significance of celebrating the National Science Day programme in the Country highlighting the research work conducted by Sir C.V. Raman which led to discovery of Raman Effect. At the outset of National Science Day programme, Dr. T.K. Bhattacharya, National Fellow welcomed the honourable Guests and other delegates and mentioned about the activities of the Institute. At the end, Dr. Laslie leo Prince, Sr. Scientist proposed vote of thanks. On the eve of National Science Day celebration, an exhibition was organized by the Institute to showcase new technologies and chicken varieties developed at the Institute where about 200 school children from different Schools of Hyderabad visited the Exhibition stall, Laboratories and Poultry farms. The students have been educated about the benefits of poultry eggs and meat for mitigating our body requirement of animal proteins.

On occasion of Farmers-Scientist Interface during 31st Institute Foundation day programme, Dr. R.S. Gandhi, ADG (AP&B) graced the occassion as chief guest and Dr. R.P. Sharma, former Director , PDP and Dr. S. Vaithyanathan , acting Director, ICAR-NRC on Meat, Hyderabad were guests of honour. Dr Gandhi appreciated the institute for its contribution in ensuring livelihood security of rural population in the country. He highlighted that rural poultry can be likened with ATM (any time money), which is much more resilient to natural calamities and thus play vital role in reducing farmers distress. He also emphasized for working on characterization of non-descript chickens within specific time limit, development of designer meat and eggs, disease surveillance, waste management, development of alternate to antibiotic growth promoters, etc.


Farmers-Scientists Interface organized on the eve of 31st Foundation day of the Institute

Dr. R.P. Sharma recalled contributions of previous directors, scientists and staff on development of popular backyard chicken varieties like Vanaraja which has been widely accepted across the country. Dr. S. Vaithyanathan congratulated DPR for its foundation day and highlighted the role of this Institute in Nation building.  Dr. R.N. Chatterjee, Director-DPR presided over the Foundation Day programme and briefed about the service being provided by the Institute for the benefit of the farmers of the country. On this occasion, a total of 40 farmers from the Baoji Thanda Village of Mahaboobnagar district of Telangana state participated at the Interface. The farmers informed about the benefits achieved by rearing the improved chicken varieties developed at this Institute. They expressed satisfaction over the service on backyard poultry farming including nutritional and health management practices received time to time from the Institute.  At this Occasion, two books entitled ‘Improved Chicken Varieties’ and ‘Gramin kukkat palan ke naya ayam’ were released. At the beginning of the programme, Dr. S.S. Paul, Principal Scientist welcomed the delegates for Foundation day celebration. At the end, Dr. A. Kannan, Principal Scientist proposed the vote of thanks.



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ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research Organized “Certified Livestock Advisor Program on Poultry” training Programme for Animal Husbandry Officers

ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad organized a Training Programme on “Certified Livestock Advisor Program on Poultry (Module – II)” during 24 January – 7 February 2018, in collaboration with  MANAGE, Hyderabad, sponsored by Govt of India . A total of 25 Animal Husbandry officers from 13 states attended the programme. The trainees were exposed to various aspects of poultry production such as breeding, nutrition, management and health care. The training module included theory, practical demonstrations and hands on experience on farm and hatchery operations.  A field visit to a commercial poultry unit of 1 lakh layer capacity, feed mill and modern slaughter facilities at NRC on Meat, Hyderabad was arranged for the benefit of the participants. The participants expressed satisfaction on the module of the training.  Smt Usha Rani, IAS, DG, MANAGE and DR.R.N.Chatterjee, Director DPR interacted with the participants and expressed need for arranging more number of trainings in the poultry and other allied fields for the benefit of the different stake holders.


Source: ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad


DDG VISIT 18-08-2017

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Dr. Joykrushna Jena, DDG (Animal Science, Act.) visits ICAR-DPR 

Dr. Joykrushna Jena, DDG (Animal Science, Act.) visited ICAR-DPR on 18th August 2017. Dr. R.N. Chatterjee, Director showed the labs, hatchery and farm of the institute and explained about the ongoing research and extension activities. During the visit, Dr. Jena inaugurated the newly built experimental “Broiler Cage House”, meant for housing pedigreed pureline populations. Dr. Jena showed keen interest in the institute activities and interacted with the scientists, working in different disciplines. He appreciated the research contributions of the institute and advised to sustain the efforts for further development of poultry production in the country.






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 SWACHHATA HI SEWA from 15th September to 2nd October 2017

ICAR-DPR conducted campaign on “Swachhata Hi Sewa” from 15th September to 2nd October, 2017. On the first day the campaign was started by taking Swachhta Shapath by all the staff members of the institute. During the campaign, the institute staff actively participated in cleaning of different areas inside and outside the campus.  Inside the campus, cleaning was done in the area opposite to New Farm office, Car parking, new campus, area behind Feed Unit, corridors of Silver Jubilee Block and Administrative Building, area in front of Institute Transit House and labs. and working places of different officials. For spreading awareness among the general public, we conducted cleaning activities in public places like formation of Human chain in front of institute gate and visiting adopted village. Samagra Swachhta Diwas was celebrated by visiting adopted village and by educating them the importance of developing a toilet in each household in the village. Sarvatra Swachhta was also celebrated by visiting the tourist place, Himayatsagar Dam for conducting cleaning activities. Further, a quiz competition related to Swachhata was also organized for the staff of the institute.

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DG laid foundation Stone for Animal House

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DG, ICAR laid down Foundation stone of Animal House at Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad



Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and Director General (ICAR) laid the foundation stone of ‘Animal House’ at ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad on 31st August 2016. Dr. Mohapatra was accompanied by Dr. H. Rahman, Deputy Director General (Animal Science); Dr. J. K. Jena, Deputy Director General (Fishery Science); Directors of local ICAR institutes, Dr. V. Prabhakar Rao, former Vice Chancellor, SVVU, Tirupati; Dr. A. Padma Raju, former Vice Chancellor, ANGRAU, Hyderabad; Dr. R.P. Sharma, former Director, PDP and other distinguished dignitaries. Dr. R.N.Chatterjee, Director, ICAR-DPR welcomed the dignitaries.

Later, Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary (DARE) and Director General (ICAR) addressed the scientists and staff of the Directorate. He appreciated the Institute activities including chicken varieties developed by the Directorate and advised to utilize the new facility being created at the new campus to cater the need of the farmers. He emphasized on doing advanced research for augmenting performance of the pureline chicken so that the performance of the commercial varieties developed from the improved purelines can be enhanced significantly. He also accentuated to conduct research in basic sciences exploring relationship between gene and traits in local non-descript and native Indigenous chicken breeds so that ultimately, the information can be utilized to augment their productivity and to popularize the breeds at their home tracts. He also stressed upon the commercialization of the technologies developed at the Institute. Later on, he released an Institute publication on ‘A practical manual on gene silencing in poultry’ written by TK Bhattacharya, R.Shukla, RN Chatterjee and Chandan Paswan.

Dr. H. Rahman, Deputy Director General (Animal Science) addressed the gathering and appreciated the Institute activities highlighting the role of the Institute in popularizing the backyard poultry in the country. He illustrated the role of emerging and re-emerging poultry diseases in the country and stressed upon the need for development of combined vaccines for various viral diseases in chicken. He also released the Institute News letter.

Dr. J.K. Jena, Deputy Director General (Fishery Science) emphasized the need of integrated farming involving fish and poultry for economic upliftment of the rural farmers. Prof. V. Prabhakar Rao, former Vice Chancellor, SVVU, Tirupati stressed upon the collaborative approach of ICAR Institutes and state Veterinary university/college to solve the problems of the local farmers being faced during rearing of poultry at their backyard. Prof. Padma Raju, former Vice Chancellor, ANGRAU, Hyderabad elaborated the role of poultry in enhancing economic and nutritional security of rural farmers not only in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh but also in other states and union territories of the country. Dr. R.P. Sharma, former Director, PDP appreciated the role of the Institute in conducting research and extension activities in the field of backyard poultry.

Earlier, Dr. R.N. Chatterjee, Director, ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad welcomed all the dignitaries and highlighted the significant achievements of the Institute. He also delineated the contribution of the AICRP and Seed project centres in development of chicken varieties utilizing local germplasm and upliftment of the economy of the rural marginal farmers through rearing of these chicken varieties. He also conveyed the gratitude to the Vice Chancellors of both PVNR Veterinary University and ANGARAU, Hyderabad for providing land to the Institute, where foundation stone of Animal house has been laid to develop infrastructure for rearing poultry birds.

Dr. D. Rama Rao, Director, ICAR-NAARM; Dr. V.V. Kulkarni, Director, ICAR-NRC on meat; Dr. Y.G. Prasad, Director, ATARI; Dr. K. Kondal Reddy, Registrar, PVNR Telangana Veterinary University; Dr. S.T. Viroji Rao, Director Extension, PVNR Telangana Veterinary University; Dr. M. Gnana Prakash, Comptroller, PVNR Telangana Veterinary University; Mr. M.V. Rao, SE, CPWD; Mr. Josh, EE, CPWD; Mr. Srinivas, Architect, CPWD graced the occasion. 

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