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Review meeting of AICRP&PSP at Tirupati

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Annual Review Meeting of AICRP on Poultry Breeding organized at SVVU, Tirupati on 8th and 9th September 2022  

The Annual Review Meeting of AICRP on Poultry Breeding and Poultry Seed Project for the years 2020-21 and 2021-22 was organized at the College of Veterinary Sciences, SVVU, Tirupati on 8th and 9th September 2022. Dr.B.N.Tripahi, DDG (AS) graced the occasion as the Chief guest. The inaugural session started with the invocation by Dr. Adilakshmamma, Associate Dean, C.V.Sc. Tirupati. Dr. K. Sarjan Rao, Dean, C. V. Sc. Tirupati, welcomed the chief guest, other dignitaries and participants. In his opening remarks Dr. R.N. Chatterjee, Director, ICAR-DPR highlighted the contribution of the poultry sector to the Indian economy and the role played by the AICRP and PSP centres in making available the improved germplasm of the poultry throughout the country. Dr. V. K. Saxena ADG (AP&B), ICAR lauded the contribution of AICRP on Poultry breeding during the last 50 years of its existence in meeting the needs of animal protein.  

Honourable DDG (A.S.), ICAR, Dr. B. N. Tripathi congratulated the AICRP team for the successful completion of fifty years (golden jubilee) of its contribution. He suggested bringing out a document highlighting the achievements of AICRP during the last fifty years He stressed the need for quantifying the contribution of the AICRP towards the economy of the country. He suggested collaborating with agricultural economists to accomplish this task. He also suggested improving the productivity of native or improved chickens in order to increase the availability of eggs from the present 90 eggs to the recommended level of 180 eggs per person per year. He emphasized the need for the characterization of native chickens of the country to achieve the mission of zero non-descript birds. Dr.U. Rajkumar, Incharge, AICRP on Poultry Breeding and Dr.S.V.Rama Rao, Incharge, PSP presented the respective PC reports. Two technical sessions were conducted and the progress of the Centres was reviewed. Hon’ble DDG (AS) chaired all the sessions, while ADG (AP&B) and Director, ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad co-chaired. The officials from the SVVU, Tirupati, a team of scientists from ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad and Principal Investigators of all the Centres participated in the meeting. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks from Dr.U.Rajkumar, Pr. Scientist. 



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