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Farmers learn poultry farming techniques
Nagpur: Started with the aim of providing alternate source of income, a five-day training programme being run by the department of poultry science of Nagpur Veterinary College got good response from farmers.
Under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, state had sanctioned Rs 1.5 crore for the three-year project. Its mandate was to train 500 farmers in poultry farming in Nagpur district. But actual trainings started only in financial year 2016-17. "Yet, 400 farmers received training in the last eight months, first two years of the project went in getting funds released and setting up training centre at Telangkhedi.
Participants are taught techniques in farming like broiler, layer, cockerel, quail and turkey. Besides this, nutrition of birds, value addition such as information about products from chicken and prevention of diseases are also explained during the course.
Anyone possessing 7/12 extract is eligible for the course. We are also focusing on women self-help groups.
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