Organic Poultry training by KVK at Nimbutala

28 Dec 2017

ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (CIARI), North and Middle Andaman organised a 3 day training programme on ‘Issues and Approaches in Organic Poultry Production and Marketing’ at Community Hall, Gram Panchayat Nimbutala from 26th to 28th December, 2017. Mr. Sudershan Bairagi, Up-Pradhan, Gram Panchayat, Nimbutala; PRI-members and Dr. Shailesh Kumar, I/c Senior Scientist and Head, ICAR-KVK, N & M Andaman were present at the inauguration. Mr. Bairagi thanked the Krishi Vighyan Kendra for organising the programme and motivated the farmers to adopt organic poultry farming. Dr. Kumar highlighted the scope and importance of organic poultry production in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Dr. Shardul Vikram Lal, SMS (Animal Science)/ Course coordinator discussed various issues related to concept of organic poultry farming, issues in organic poultry production,  poultry housing, poultry breeding and healthcare management in organic poultry production. Mr. B. L. Meena informed the method for preparation of low cost feed from locally available resources for organic poultry production. Mr. D. Basantia suggested the farmers to feed the extract of M. Citrifolia (Noni) for improved growth and production from poultry. A video film on organic poultry production and marketing was shown to the farmers. 32 farmers and farmwomen including 19 males and 13 females were benefitted from programme. The programme was conducted under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Shailesh Kumar, I/c Senior Scientist & Head, KVK, N & M Andaman and Dr. A. Kundu, Director, CIARI.