Srinagar: As a part of the Tribal Sub-Plan under the Indian Council for Agricultural Research supported Poultry Seed Project, Chick Distribution Programme was conducted at Division of LPM, FVSc & AH, SKUAST-Kashmir, Shuhama Campus.
About 40 beneficiaries from the tribal community of Varpach and Dignibal were provided backyard poultry units comprising four-week-old Gramapriya Chicks. Prof Azmat Alam Khan, OSD to Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-K and Prof Islam-Uddin Sheikh, Head Division of LPM chaired the programme. Speaking on the occasion Prof Azmat Alam Khan highlighted the activities being carried out under Poultry Seed Project and sought co-operation from the tribal farmers in implementing the Tribal Sub-Plan activities. He informed that such a programme shall be carried out in other Districts of the Valley and UT of Ladakh as well. Prof Islam-Uddin assured continuous support to the beneficiaries with regards to the healthcare of the birds. He urged the farmers to rear the birds with utmost care and seek expert advice from the Division of LPM and Poultry Seed Project whenever necessary. Training on scientific rearing of backyard poultry was also provided to the beneficiaries.