Distribution of birds to tribal farmers

Distribution of birds, night shelters and inputs to tribal farmers (Tribal Sub Plan, TSP) 

ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad under Tribal Sub Plan Programme introduced rural/ backyard chicken farming with an aim to improve the living standards of tribal farmers. Input distribution program was organized at Mankapur (Narnoor Mandal) and Birsaipet-Kolamguda (Utnoor Mandal) villages of Adilabad District on 29-08-2020. A total of 100 tribal beneficiaries were provided with grownup birds (Vanaraja and Kadaknath), night shelters, feed and poultry equipments. A total of 600 birds, 100 night shelters, 900 kg feed, 60 feeders and 60 waterers were distributed. Wearing masks, maintaining social distancing and SOP of COVID-19 was followed. Benefits of backyard farming system were explained to the tribal farmers. Tribal women provided the feedback and impact of improved germplasm distributed one year back. Scientists/Officers form ICAR, DPR and about 100 tribal farmers were present during the programme. For proper safeguarding of birds during night, night shelters were provided to all the beneficiaries.