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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)

Backyard poultry farming: A suitable intervention for upliftment of socio economic status of marginal farmers in Rajouri district of J&K

Author(s):

Parul Gupta, Arvind Ishar, Suraj Parkash, AK Sinha, Vishal Sharma and Dibyendu Chakroborty

Abstract:
Backyard poultry farming plays an important role in the economic upliftment of poor farmers and to increase the availability of protein food source in rural areas to alleviate protein malnutrition. Backyard poultry is identified as a significant livelihood activity for many poor and landless families and particularly for women who looks for additional income. The socio economic condition of the farmers does not permit them to adopt any new technology there by resulting in low productivity and low level of income. To increase the income of such family a need was to introduce improved breeds of backyard poultry for livelihood security of poor family through conducting front line demonstrations and training Programmes. After analyzing the background and social scenario of district, KVK Rajouri scientists intervene to make Backyard poultry farming<strong> </strong>as more productive, remunerative and commercial by introducing improved breeds like Van raja and Chabro etc. those are phenotypically similar to existing local poultry population. The improved breeds of the chicks were being given as frontline demonstration unit (15 chicks/Unit) to the 314 number of Farmers and Farm Women including tribal communities farmers during the last three years.

Pages: 165-167  |  1343 Views  345 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Parul Gupta, Arvind Ishar, Suraj Parkash, AK Sinha, Vishal Sharma and Dibyendu Chakroborty. Backyard poultry farming: A suitable intervention for upliftment of socio economic status of marginal farmers in Rajouri district of J&amp;K. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2S):165-167.

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