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ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa, organised a poultry distribution-cum-awareness programme on scientific management of backyard poultry in the tribal villages of Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh on 3rd-4th March 2024 under the Scheduled Tribe Plan, in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Vizianagaram.

Dr. T. S. S. K. Patro, Programme Co-Ordinator, ICAR-KVK, inaugurated the input distribution programme and urged the farmers to practice scientific poultry farming.

Dr. Udharwar Sanjaykumar Vithalrao, SMS (Animal Science), demonstrated methods of azolla cultivation created awareness of improved backyard poultry birds developed by ICAR, and interacted with the participants to understand the field level challenges.

Dr. Anu, G., Subject Matter Specialist (Animal Science) briefed about scientific feeding, housing, and other managemental practices of backyard poultry birds.

Dr. Udharwar Sanjaykumar Vithalrao, Subject Matter Specialist (Animal Science), and Co-Nodal Officer, SCSP, and Dr. R. Solomon Rajkumar, Senior Scientist and Nodal officer, Andhra Pradesh, were also present during the programme.

Participants were given one-month-old backyard poultry birds from Gramapriya, Srinidhi, Kadaknath, and Vanaraja, and field visits were organized to monitor farmers’ poultry farm activities in various villages.

A total of 130 farmers and farm women belongs tribal communities from various organization’s participated in the programme.

(Source: ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa)

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