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PDP celebrates Silver jubilee

  Project Directorate on Poultry completed 25 years of its existence on a high note with its technologies reaching to nuke and corner of the country.  The low input chicken varieties, Vanaraja and Gramapriya have revolutionized the rural/backyard poultry with their capacity to withstand harsh environment and perform well under field conditions. The two varities are present all over the country from Kashmir to Andaman and Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh.

On the occasion of Silver Jubilee, 3-day long celebrations were conducted from 28th February to 2nd March 2013. A 3-day poultry science exhibition was organized from 28th February till 2nd March 2013 at the Directorate for the farmers and students. Farmers from Different places and students of local schools visited the exhibition. The live bird varieties exhibited in the pens, brooder with chicks and small incubator attracted the students and farmers. On 1st March 2013, the Institute’s 25th Annual day was celebrated. The staff and their families actively participated in the activities.

To commemorate the year long celebrations, Scientists- industry -farmers interface was organized on 2nd March 2013. Prof. K.M.L.Pathak, DDG (AS) was the Chief Guest of the function. Dr.S.L.Goswami, Director, NAARM and Dr. V.V.Kulkarni, Director, NRC Meat graced the occasion as Guests of honour. Prof. Pathak appreciated the efforts of the staff in popularizing the technologies and stressed the importance of effective collaboration with industry and other institutions to take the research from lab to the field. Dr.R.N.Chatterjee, Director congratulated all the staff members for their efforts in making the institution known by its technologies rather than by its name. Dr. T. Krishna Reddy, Director, Srinivasa Hatcheries Ltd., Vijayawada presented the overview of poultry industry and emphasized the needs of the industry at this crucial juncture when the industry is in cross roads.  Shri Ranga Rao, CEO, Vileena Emu, Nuzvid, Andhra Pradesh highlighted the prospects of emu farming in the country.  

 A new promising variety, Srinidhi for rural poultry was released by DDG (AS) on the occasion. Dignitaries from the industry, farmers, faculty from SVVU participated in the deliberations. The meeting concluded with assurance from the institute for better collaboration and farmers with industry in future.


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