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Under NABARD supported Project on “Propagation of elite backyard birds for enhancing egg production in rural areas” being implemented in Districts Ganderbal, Srinagar and Budgam, the chick distribution programme cum Training on backyard Poultry Rearing was conducted today on 26-07-2019.

The Head Division of Livestock Production and Management, Professor Mohammad Tufail Banday Presided over the programme. In his presidential address he urged the farmers to rear the layer type chicks being provided to them with care and dedication. Professor Azmat Alam Khan, Associate Director Animal Science SKUAST-K and Principal Investigator of the Project spoke on the importance of backyard Poultry Farming.

He explained in detail the package of practices for rearing the Elite Layer Type birds in Backyard. Later Units of 12 Keystone Chicks were distributed among 40 farmers (20 men and 20 women) hailing from Villages Repora and Dignibal. Each beneficiary was provided 10 Kgs of feed for feeding the birds during inclement weather. Giving details of the Project, Professor Azmat Alam Khan explained that Project was aimed at popularising Layer Farming in the Valley. He hoped that the Villages covered under the Project shall act as model for replication in nearby villages.