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Induction of Improved Chicken Farming in tribal villages in Aspirational Districts Programme under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP)


ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad introduced rural/ backyard chicken farming with improved chicken varieties i.e., Vanaraja, Gramapriya and Srinidhi with an aim to improve the income and living standards of tribal farmers under Tribal Sub Plan Programme. The program was initiated at Kolamguda (Thatiguda) and Koshagutta Villages of Adilabad(United) District on 21-07-2018. This was an initiative of Government of India under the Tribal Sub Plan (TSP), in Aspirational District Programme of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).



Dr. R. N. Chatterjee, Director inaugurated the programme at Kolamguda and Koshagutta villages by distributing Vanaraja chicks along with feed and poultry equipment. A total of 57 tribal beneficiarieswere providedwith 10-20 Vanaraja birds, 15kg feed, one feeder and one waterer per each beneficiary. Potential benefits of backyard farming and its management practices under free range backyard system were explained to the tribal farmers. Scientists/Officers form ICAR, DPR, Assistant Director (Animal Husbandry), Khanapur and Veterinary officials were present during the programme.


Yoga Day

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YOGA DAY on 21st June 2018

The staff members of ICAR-DPR participated in the International Yoga Day Celebration which was conducted by ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad on 21st June, 2018. The  tabular form of staff members present during the celebration of Yoga Day is as follows

List of Institutes organized function during International Yoga 2018

Sl. No.

Name of Institutes/KVKs

No. of Scientist

No. of Farmers

No. of Student

No. of any other official


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ICAR-DPR organized International Training Programme under “Feed The Future India Triangular Training Programme (FTF ITT)” for executives of African and Asian Countries

ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad organized an International Training Programme on “Modern Poultry Management” for executives of African and Asian Countries under the “Feed The Future India Triangular Training Programme (FTF ITT)” during 1-15 May 2018 in collaboration with MANAGE, Hyderabad. A total of 29 participants from eight countries (Botswana-1, Kenya-6, Liberia-4, Malawi-3, Mongolia-6, Mozambique-1, Myanmar-3 and Uganda-5) attended the programme. The training programme was inaugurated by Dr. Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Animal Science), ICAR in the presence of Mrs. V. Usha Rani, IAS, Director General, MANAGE and Dr. R.N. Chatterjee, Director, DPR.

The training module included classroom lectures, practical sessions, group discussions, case studies and field visits. The participants were exposed to various aspects of poultry production including breeding, nutrition, health and management. Hands on sessions on hatchery management including chick handling and sexing; farm management including nursery management, grower and breeder management were conducted. The executives were trained on artificial insemination technology and practically carried out the AI. Two case studies from poultry industry highlighting growth from a small venture in to a big company, Chalimeda Feeds, Karimnagar and Lakshminarsimha poultry farms, Bibinagar, Telangana were discussed. The Chairmen of both the firms shared their successful journey with the participants. Four group discussions on important issues like rising feed cost, welfare issues, antibiotic resistance and backyard poultry were arranged with leading experts from industry and government organizations. Field visits were organized to poultry processing plant of Srinivasa Hatcheries group, Asia’s 2nd largest feed manufacturing plant of Suguna Foods Pvt. Ltd. and free range poultry of Bavoji Tanda, Mahaboobnagar district, Telangana (an adopted tribal village of ICAR-DPR). In addition, the participants were exposed to the research activities undertaken in agriculture and allied sectors in other local ICAR institutes, NRC on Meat, IIMR, IIRR, Veterinary College, Rajendranagar and MANAGE.


Apart from the curricular activities, the participants were taken to places of cultural and historical importance in Hyderabad city. A cultural evening was organized where the participants displayed their traditional dances in national attire. The Indian classical and folk dances were also showcased during the cultural evening by professional dancers.

At the end, each participant presented ‘Back at work plan’ wherein the procedures or methods of implementing the knowledge acquired during training in the next six months in their respective countries were presented and discussed. ICAR-DPR will monitor and offer suggestions for implementing the Back at work plan projects in their respective countries.

The valedictory programme was graced by Mission Director, USAID-India, His Excellency Mark A.White and the High Commissioners of Kenya and Malawi. Mrs. V. Usha Rani, IAS, Director General, MANAGE, Dr. M.V.L.N. Raju, Director Incharge, ICAR-DPR and staff of both the institutes attended the programme. Dr. U. Rajkumar, Programme co-ordinator presented a brief report on the training programme. The training executives were distributed certificates and mementos. The training executives expressed their satisfaction on the content of the training programme and impressed the dignitaries on implementation of knowledge and skill acquired during the programme in their respective countries.


Source: ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad


Workshop on IPR

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Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights

The ITMU, ICAR-DPR organized a Workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)” on 26th March 2018. The Director, scientists and technical staff of the Directorate participated in the workshop.The purpose of the workshop was to enhance awareness about Intellectual Property Rights for effective IP management.

A Guest lecture was delivered by Dr. Rijuta Garapaty, registered Indian Patent Agent, Founder Partner, Avid-Invent, IP services Hyderabad. In the lecture, the speaker gave an overview of IPR and detailed picture of several types of IPR with special emphasis to patents and the related issues.The presentation was followed by interactive session in which the participants got their queries cleared by the Guest speaker.At the end, Director, ICAR-DPR threw light on other aspects of IPR and the issues faced by the Innovators and how they can be overcome.Finally,Dr.M.V.L.N.Raju, I/C ITMU delivered vote of thanks.

IPR Workshop 


Earth Hour Campaign 2018

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 “Earth Hour Campaign 2018”

The following activities on the occasion of Earth Hour Campaign have been conducted at the ICAR-DPR on 24th March, 2018.

Activity 1: Taking pledge on “Earth Hour Campaign 2018”

All the staff members of this institute participated in taking a pledge on “Earth Hour Campaign 2018” to keep environment clean at 10.30 AM in front of Administrative Block inside the institute campus.


Institute staff taking pledge on “Earth Hour Campaign” in front of Administrative Block 

Activity 2: Formation of Human Chain on “Earth Hour Campaign 2018”

The staff members of this institute participated in forming the human chain in front of the institute gate outside the campus with the objective to spread awareness among the general public for keeping the environment clean. 


 Institute staff made Human Chain in front of the institute gate outside the campus to spread awareness among the general public


Activity 3: Plantation inside the institute campus

The Director In-charge along with other staff members planted the saplings inside the institute campus for keeping the environment fresh, green and clean.


In-charge Director and Institute staff participating in plantation programme inside the campus 

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