Livelihood options promoted through dual-purpose poultry farming

Wednesday, 12 June 2024 | PNS | DEHRADUN

In latest news from Dehradun, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation (IISWC), Dehradun- engaged in sensitising the farming communities on potential of improved poultry farming- distributed month-old dual-purpose poultry chicks in Kalsi block. Senior functionaries of the institute dubbed this initiative as a significant step towards enhancing livelihood security and income generation for farm women in the rural areas.  The improved traditional breed of dual-purpose Vanaraja chicks was distributed to 30 families in the villages of Kolhar, Somaya, Kofti, and Sundaraiya under Khatar Gram Panchayat, Kalsi block, Dehradun.

The head, PME and KM Unit and the coordinator of SC-SP and TSP programme at Dehradun headquarters, M Muruganandam coordinated it.  Among others present on the occasion were with senior scientist Indu Rawat and another esteemed scientist Sadikul Islam.

Muruganandam informed that this systematic intervention was aimed to provide a sustainable source of income and nutritional support to the weaker sections of the rural communities, especially women, growing children and aged people. Notably, the Vanaraja chicks, known for their high resilience and adoptability to environmental conditions and faster growth, are an ideal choice for backyard poultry farming.

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