KVK training on new age poultry production

Port Blair
13 Dec 2018

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, North and Middle Andaman conducted a training on new age technologies for poultry production and management at ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (CIARI), North & Middle Andaman organised a three day training programme on “New age technologies for poultry Production and Management” from Dec 10 at the farmhouse of Mr Nikunj Biswas, a farmer of Basantipur Gram Panchayat. The programme commenced in the presence of Mr B. V. S. Prasad, GM, NABARD; Smt. Sharmila Sheela, AGM, NABARD; Dr. T. Sujatha, Senior Scientist, ICAR-CIARI; Dr. B. L. Kasinath, Senior Scientist and Head/ Course Director, KVK, N & M Andaman and other KVK officials. On the occasion, Dr. B. L. Kasinath, welcomed the dignitaries and apprised them regarding ongoing projects at KVK. He said that with the support of NABARD Project on “Duckling resource unit at N & M Andaman” of Dr. T. Sujatha, a Mini egg incubator was established at KVK. As a result the KVK is now providing the hatching facility for duck/ chicken eggs to farmers. Not only this, some of the farmers has adopted the technology of Mini-egg incubator for income generation too. In his address, Mr BV S. Prasad said that as Krishi Vigyan Kendra is primary institution involved in rural extension work, so the NABARD is providing financial assistance to KVK for demonstration and dissemination of latest technologies in agriculture and allied sector. He said that KVK is doing commendable job and urged the farmer to reap the benefit from such projects as it is in their reach. Smt. Sharmila Sheela informed the gathering that the NABARD has sanctioned another project to KVK entitled “Capacity building programme on advanced poultry production technologies for rural women in N & M Andaman”. Dr. T. Sujatha urged the farmers to adopt the technology of Mini-egg incubator for sustainable chick production. During the three days training programme, the farmers were made aware about the technological advances in the field of poultry production and management. In addition to this, documentary film show on the commercial poultry farming and demonstration of Azolla cultivation were also performed for the benefit of farmers.  A total of 29 farmers and farmwomen were participated in this programme. The programme was conducted under the supervision and guidance of Dr. B. L. Kasinath, Senior Scientist & Head, KVK, N & M Andaman and Dr. A. Kundu, Director, CIARI.