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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 3908-3914
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.451


Impact of Backyard Poultry Rearing on Living Standard of Tribal Community in Kandhamal District of Odisha, India
D.V. Singh1*, Anupam Mishra2, S.R.K. Singh3 and Tushar Athare3
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kandhamal, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, India
2ICAR- ATARI, Zone-IX, Jabalpur, India
3(Agricultural Extension), ICAR- ATARI, Zone-IX, Jabalpur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Backyard poultry rearing requires minimum input cost, making it highly affordable by the poor village farmers and its high return on investment is known to improve the farmers’ living standards. In the present study poultry birds of Banaraja breed were distributed amongst 500 tribal farmers belonging to 5 villages in K. Nuagaon and G. Udayagiri block of Kandhamal district, Odisha. Data were collected using questionnaires. The study revealed that after the technical intervention none of the 39 farmers who belonged to the lower income slab of less than Rs. 8000/ year remained in that group. Over and above, the higher income slab of more than Rs. 15000/year to which only 9 farmers belonged prior to the technical intervention now consisted of 135 farmers. Data relating to the usage of the extra income to improve living standards revealed that the farmers gave priority to essential amenities like electricity (23.48 %), latrine (15.65 %), bathroom (23.48 %) and also 12.66 % of farmers converted their Kaccha houses to Pakka houses. Farmers also purchased luxury items like mobile (26.96 %) and DVD player (0.87 %). Therefore, it is concluded that backyard poultry production can be taken up by poor farmers as an extra income generating activity, to improve their living standards.


Keywords: Backyard poultry farming, Extra income, Living standard, Tribal farmers.
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Singh, D.V., Anupam Mishra, S.R.K. Singh and Tushar Athare. 2017. Impact of Backyard Poultry Rearing on Living Standard of Tribal Community in Kandhamal District of Odisha, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 3908-3914. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.451