SKUAST-K distributes 60 backyard poultry units, feed in Kargil

Kargil: As a part of the Tribal Sub-Plan initiative under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) supported Poultry Seed Project, SK University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir reached out to the tribal population of Ladakh UT.
A poultry input distribution cum training programme was organised at Mountain Agriculture Research and Extension Station Kargil in which 60 units of backyard poultry along with feed were distributed among the tribal population of Kargil District of UT of Ladakh.
The programme was carried out as a part of the Tribal Sub plan under the ICAR-Poultry Seed Project was organised by the Division of LPM, SKUAST-Kashmir in collaboration with MARES Kargil and KVK-Kargil. Three-week-old Vanraja chicks were distributed among the farmers and farmers were guided about scientific backyard poultry farming. The Programme was Chaired by Prof Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi, Director Extension SKUAST-K who assured the farmers present there that SKUAST-K through it six functional units in UT of Ladakh has contributed immensely to agricultural scenario of the region with generation of region-specific technologies and their dissemination among the farmers and will continue with its mission to serve the people of UT of Ladakh.
Prof Azmat Alam Khan, OSD to Vice Chancellor SKUAST-K and Principal Investigator of Poultry Seed Project appraised the farmers about the scientific practices for rearing poultry. He sought the cooperation of farmers in disseminating the improved germplasm and good rearing practices. Others present on occasion were Prof Faizan Ahmed Head MARES Kargil, Prof Javed Ahmed Mugloo Head KVK Pulwama and Dr Shah Khan Head KVK Zanskar.


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