This Programme has been developed in collaboration with the IGNOU Regional Centre, Aizawl (Mizoram) and EDNERU. The programme is intended to provide basic knowledge and technical skills in the areas of Poultry Feeding, Housing, Management and Health Care.
The Programme also aims to develop human resource in the area of Poultry Farming. The knowledge imparted shall facilitate better management of poultry in scientific lines which in turn will improve their productivity.
Poultry Farming has been one of the most important subsidiary occupation of the farming community in India. Poultry Farming is a remunerative business, both in rural and urban areas due to the requirement of small space, low capital investment and quick return throughout the year. It has a significant role in the eradication of malnutrition and poverty as well as eliminating unemployment and under-employment among the rural masses. However, due to lack of modern and updated methods of farming, farmers are practicing their own way, which has been found to be unproductive and not commercially viable.
The main objective of the Programme is to:
Develop and strengthen Human Resource by infusing/imparting knowledge and skill in Poultry Farming through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Mode;
Create awareness about the opportunities of employment and livelihood in poultry sector;
Impart basic knowledge and technical proficiency in poultry breeding, housing, management and nutrition.