KVK trains farmers on duck farming at Chainpur

Port Blair
11 Jan 2017
The ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, CIARI, North & Middle Andaman organised a three-day training programme on “Duck Farming under Integrated Farming System” at Gram Panchayat, Chainpur  from January 9. The programme was inaugurated by Smt. Sarlavati, Pradhan, Chainpur, PRI-members and KVK, experts. In her address, Smt. Sarlavati thanked the KVK for organising such a useful programme for farmers and motivated the farmers to include duck under pond-based integrated farming models to reap more benefits from duck farming.
During the three-day  programme, Er. Manoj Kumar highlighted the importance of  IFS and discussed on the different IFS model with duck as a component. Dr. Shardul Vikram Lal (SMS, Animal Science) explained on the aspects related to housing, feeding, breeding, and management of duck farms. He also discussed the issues pertaining to incorporation of Duck under IFS models. Mr D. Basantia, SMS (Horticulture) informed the farmers that Broad bed furrows system developed by ICAR-CIARI can also be used for rearing ducks.  Mr B. L. Meena (SMS, Agronomy) highlighted the farmers that rearing of duck in Paddy field helps in management of disease and pest. Dr. Shailesh Kumar, (SMS, Fisheries) described on the technique of rice-cum-fish-cum-duck farming. In the programme a film show on “Pond-based integrated farming system” was also screened for the farmers. A total of 28 farmers were benefitted from the three-day training programme. This programme was conducted under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Shailesh Kimar, i/c KVK, N & M Andaman and Dr. S.  Dam Roy, Director, CIARI.