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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 2427-2430
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.277


Empowerment of Tribal Women through Desi Chicken Enterprise in Ayodhyapattinam Block of Salem District in Tamil Nadu, India
N. Sri Balaji1*, P. Raviand D. Jayanthi3
1Mecheri Sheep Research Station, Pottaneri - 636 453, India
2Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Dharmapuri – 636 703, India
3Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Salem – 636 001, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Desi bird rearing is a beneficial enterprise, nursing regular income and livelihood of tribal women farmers. The project entitled “Empowerment of tribal women by developing desi chicken enterprise in Salem District” was funded by State Balanced Growth Fund, Tamil Nadu (SBGF) and implemented by Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Salem at Chinngoundapuram village, Ayodhyapattinam block, Salem District. The activities such as imparting training and technical guidance to the beneficiaries of the scheme, procurement and supply of inputs such as birds, cages, feed and egg incubator along with power back up were carried out by Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Salem. A total of 50 tribal women were selected from Chinnagoundapuram village and formed into 5 common livelihood Groups. Total number of birds alive at the end of one year was 3.88 ± 0.10 out of six birds supplied to each beneficiary. The age (days) at laying first egg was 160 ± 1.34. Hatchability (%) of eggs using egg incubator was 73.12 ± 1.30. The overall bird mortality (%) was 22.12 ± 2.12. Monthly additional income per family was INR 1450 ± 37. It was concluded that the desi bird rearing is a very beneficial enterprise, ensuring additional regular income and plays the major role in empowering tribal women.


Keywords: SBGF, Desi bird enterprise, Ayodhyapattinam block, Salem
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Sri Balaji, N., P. Ravi and Jayanthi, D. 2020. Empowerment of Tribal Women through Desi Chicken Enterprise in Ayodhyapattinam Block of Salem District in Tamil Nadu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 2427-2430. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.277