The minister inaugurated the integrated farming unit of “Moringa and Backyard Poultry” at ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad, Telangana
Giriraj Singh, Union Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj has inaugurated the integrated farming unit of “Moringa and Backyard Poultry” at ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad, Telangana on July 1, 2022. “The Poultry Farming is one of the most important ways to alleviate malnutrition in the rural areas providing an additional income to the poor families and nutritional security to the poor and landless farmers”, said Giriraj Singh.
The Union Minister appreciated the performance of the improved Chicken Germ Plasm developed at the Directorate. He stated that the Directorate is striving hard to develop the suitable technologies for both the commercial & backyard poultry and also in the new frontier areas of nutrition, health and biotechnology.
Singh accentuated the model will help in reducing the feed cost and competitiveness for human food like Maize and Soybean. He also urged to encourage the youths to take-up the technology through start-ups. The need for exploring the possibility of branding and marketing of Moringa Fed Chicken Egg and Meat was stressed by the Union Minister.
The Guest of Honour, Dr G Narendra Kumar, IAS, Director General, National Institute for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Hyderabad accentuated on the collaboration between the two organisations for the farmers’ welfare and benefits.