Press Release: ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Rajendraagar, Hyderabad
Shri GirirajSinghji, Honourable Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Govt. Of India Inaugurated the Integrated Farming Unit of “Moringa and backyard Poultry” at ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad, Telanagana
Hon’ble Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Govt. of India, Shri. GirirajSinghji inaugurated the Integrated Farming Unit of “Moringa and backyard Poultry” at ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad, Telangana on 1 st July, 2022. He inspected the newly developed facility at the directorate and appreciated the efforts in creating such a model facility to highlight the benefits of integrated farming. He appreciated the performance of the improved chicken germ plasm developed at this Directorate. He told that the Directorate is striving hard to develop suitable technologies for both commercial and backyard poultry and also in new frontier areas of Nutrition, Health and Biotechnology.
During his address, he reiterated that Poultry farming is one of the most important ways to alleviate malnutrition in rural areasproviding additional income to the poor families and nutritional security to the poor and landless farmers. He suggested that this model will help in reducing the feed cost and competitiveness for human food like maize and soybean. He emphasised that youth should be encouraged to take up this technology through start-ups. He also suggested exploring the possibility of branding and marketing of moringa fed chicken egg and meat. He suggested developing a low cost model for entrepreneurship development in integrated farming system with Moringa and backyard poultry. He suggested developing a variety capable of producing about 200 eggs under free range system.
The Guest of Honour, Dr. G. Narendra Kumar, IAS, Director General NRIDPR appreciated the activities of the directorate and suggested for collaboration between the two organizations for the welfare and benefit of the farmers.
Earlier Dr. R.N. Chatterjee, Director ICAR-DPR welcomed the dignitaries and explained briefly about the various achievements and technologies developed at the directorate. He thanked the honourable minister for extending support in developing an integrated farming unit with Moringa and Chicken at this Directorate.
The officials from NIRD&PR, Hyderabad, State government, Telangana and staff of the directorate participated in the programme.