Hon'ble Minister Shri Giriraj Singh visit

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Shri Giriraj Singh, Honourable Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying visits ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad

Shri Giriraj Singh, Honourable Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying visited the ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad on 5th October 2019. He was accompanied by Dr. J.K. Jena, DDG (Fisheries and Animal Sciences), ICAR. 

The Hon’ble Minister laid the foundation stone for committee hall. The Minister visited the hatchery, pure line and native breed farm, poultry waste management unit and Moringa cultivation farm and reviewed the progress. He appreciated the activities of the Directorate in developing several rural chicken varieties.

Shri Singh interacted with tribal and scheduled caste farmer beneficiaries and distributed Kadaknath and Improved Aseel chickens alongwith other inputs under the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan and Tribal Sub Plan. During his interaction with the farmers, the Minister stressed upon rearing more number of low input birds under cluster mode with involvement of entrepreneur at village level. 

Shri Giriraj Singh urged the scientists to be result-oriented and work to cater to the needs of farmers and entrepreneurs. He stressed upon the need to develop suitable models incorporating measures for minimizing the feed cost such as vermicomposting and moringa cultivation for efficient rearing of low input birds to achieve the target of doubling the farmers’ income.

Dr. J.K. Jena, DDG (FS & AS) thanked the Hon’ble Minister for visiting the institute and informed that the rural chicken varieties developed by ICAR-DPR are playing major role in achieving doubling the farmers income. He also informed that the institute initiated GWAS and SNP chip development in collaboration with ILRI. 

Earlier, Dr. R.N. Chatterjee, Director, ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad welcomed all the dignitaries and highlighted the significant achievements of the Institute. He also appraised the Hon’ble Minister about the contribution of DPR alongwith centres of AICRP on Poultry Breeding and Poultry Seed Project in development of chicken varieties utilizing local germplasm for upliftment of the economy of the rural marginal farmers through rearing of these chicken varieties.

During the visit and Scientists-Farmers interactive meet, officers and officials from different ICAR institutes located at Hyderabad, State Animal Husbandry Department, PVNRT Veterinary University, NFDB and CPWD participated

 ICAR Webnews https://icar.org.in/content/shri-giriraj-singh-visits-icar-dpr-hyderabad

             Hon’ble Minister unveiling the foundation stone    Hon’ble Minister interacting with farmers and Scientists

           
Hon’ble Minister visiting the DPR farm                           Hon’ble Minister planting sapling               

 

 

 

             Distributing improved Aseel chickens to SC woman farmer and Kadaknath chickens to tribal woman farmer

            Visiting the vermicomposting unit and Moringa plantation