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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 1858-1864

Supplementing Livelihoods of Tribal Women and Nutritional Security through Backyard Poultry in Adilabad District of Telangana
Praveen Kumar, A. Poshadri, G. Shiva Charan, M. Raghuveer,Rama Devi and E. Rambabu
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Adilabad,Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, India
*Corresponding author

To supplement the livelihoods of tribal women and nutritional security in Tribal villages of Adilabad district of Telangana state, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Adilabad introduced Backyard Poultry (BYP) as a livelihood opportunity to the tribal women farmers. Under the Backyard Poultry 200 tribal women farmers were selected from the 8 adopted villages of KVK, Adilabad by Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) techniques. Every tribal women farmer was given 10 Rajashree birds as a unit with a worth of Rs.680 and few supplementary medicines and vaccines were also supplied. The net average income generated by tribal women farmer through Backyard Poultry per annum Rs. 7454.0. The average egg laid by one unit per annum is 932 numbers. The per capita consumption of egg in tribal villages was increased. It is also found suitable from the point of crop residues utilization at backyard of houses. Further, it also created regular subsidiary income, chicken meat and eggs for family consumption and poultry manure for improving soil fertility.

Keywords: Backyard poultry, Rajashree birds, Sustainable income, Livelihood, Nutrition

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Praveen Kumar, Y., A. Poshadri, G. Shiva Charan, M. Raghuveer, A. Rama Devi and Rambabu, E. 2018. Supplementing Livelihoods of Tribal Women and Nutritional Security through Backyard Poultry in Adilabad District of Telangana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 1858-1864. doi:
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