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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 604-611

Impact of Skill Development Training Programmes on Scientific Backyard Poultry Farming in Bathinda District of Punjab (India)
Palwinder Singh*, G. S. Dhillon, A. P. S. Dhaliwal
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bathinda, India
*Corresponding author

A study was conducted to assess the impact of skill development programmes on the level of adoption of backyard poultry farming practices in Bathinda district of Punjab. The information was collected from 469 respondents with the help of well-structured interview schedule cum questionnaire. The results of the study revealed that after getting the training, 207 farmers (44.14%) adopted poultry farming as a subsidiary occupation. Before training, majority (80.3%) of the rural poultry farmers were unaware about the improved management practices However after getting skill development training, 88.9 percent of farmers became aware about the health practices and a majority of them (79.02%) adopted these management practices. The constraints identified were high death rate of birds (91.8%), unavailability of quality poultry equipments (83.1%), lack of veterinary aids (79.7%) and high input cost (71.5%). It indicates that government should design a module to provide soft loan, veterinary aids and quality poultry equipments to the backyard poultry farmers for their betterment. The training imparted to the farmers increased their knowledge and they got acquainted to new technologies of poultry farming.

Keywords: Impact, Backyard poultry, Management, Poultry, Skill development etc

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Palwinder Singh, G. S. Dhillon and Dhaliwal. A. P. S. 2020. Impact of Skill Development Training Programmes on Scientific Backyard Poultry Farming in Bathinda District of Punjab (India).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 604-611. doi:
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