7th April, 2021
The All India Coordinated Research Project on Poultry Breeding and Poultry Seed Project (PSP) organized its “Virtual Annual Review Meeting” today.
Dr. Bhupendra Nath Tripathi, Deputy Director General (Animal Science), ICAR applauded the AICRP on Poultry Breeding’s contribution in developing the poultry sector in the country over the last 50 years. Dr. Tripathi stressed on further increasing the backyard poultry’s contribution to the total poultry production. He also emphasized on the need of concentrating on climate-resilient poultry and health management of backyard poultry.
Dr. V.K. Saxena, ADG (AP&B), ICAR accentuated on the need of conserving the indigenous chicken breeds and large scale dissemination of superior backyard poultry.
Dr. R.N. Chatterjee, Director, ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad apprised about the genesis of the Project and its salient achievements made during the last 50 years. Dr. Chatterjee also presented the action taken report and the action plan for the next five years.
Dr. R.K. Vijh, Director, National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Karnal, Haryana also participated in the Review Meeting.
The Centre In-charges of 12 AICRP on Poultry Breeding and 12 Poultry Seed Project Centres covering different states of the country and the scientists from ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad participated in the Review Meeting.
(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad)