KVK Bandipora distributes Golden Keystone, Kuroiler Chicks

BANDIPORA: Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK) Bandipora organized a programme on Backyard Poultry for tribal farmers of Surinder village at KVK campus Potushai Bandipora.
Vice Chancellor SKUAST Kashmir Prof. Nazir Ahmad Ganai who was the chief guest of the event said that Backyard poultry is an excellent way to enhance the availability and access to micronutrients and protein-rich foods.
He said, Poultry industry is the most potent source for subsidiary incomes for landless and poor farmers and also an enterprise with low initial investment but higher economic returns and can easily be managed by women, children and old aged persons of the households.
Director Extension SKUAST Kashmir, Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi said that SKUAST Kashmir is committed to the upliftment of the farming community especially in resource poor tribal areas.
He said that Backyard poultry provides supplementary income in the shortest possible time with little or minimum capital investment, simple in operation and ensures availability of egg and meat even in remote areas. It is the type of organic farming with no harmful residue in eggs and meat, he added.
Block Development Council Chairman Arin Bandipora Gh Rasool Khan said that people in the tribal areas have significantly benefited through the programmes initiated by KVK Bandipora.
Dr Tariq Sultan, Programme Coordinator KVK Bandipora, highlighted the role of KVK Bandipora in implementing the different programmes in the remote areas of the district. He said scientists of the Kendra are working hard to disseminate climate resilient technologies in the far-flung areas of the district. Scientists of the Kendra Dr Nazeer Ahmad Mir, Dr Tahir Saleem, Dr. Hilal Ahmad Malik, and Dr M.S.Trumboo were also present at the event.
Later chicks of Golden Keystone and Kuroiler breeds were distributed free of cost to 62 farmers of Surinder village.

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