National Webinar at DPR

National Webinar on “Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Rural Poultry” inaugurated at ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad

National Webinar on “Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Rural Poultry”, a three days training programme, with an objective to apprise youth about employment and income generation opportunity in rural poultry sector was inaugurated by Dr. R.N.Chatterjee, Director, ICAR-DPR on 3rd November 2020 at ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad. Dr.R.N.Chatterjee, highlighted the scope and opportunities in this sector and how to achieve the goal of doubling farmers income by 2022. He also emphasized the issue of impact of COVID 19 on income generation and employment in rural India and contribution of poultry sector to mitigate. There were 561 applicants from 200 districts of 29 states. About 60% applicants belonged to the Southern region of India followed by Northern region (15.9%), Eastern region (13.9%), Western region (9.3%) and NE region (1.6%). Similarly, about 60% of applicants had the rural background. There was great interest among youth about the programme because about 62% of them were below 35 years of age and about 32 % applicants were students. During this 3 days programme different topics such as status and scope of rural poultry in India, commercialization to promote entrepreneurship, business plan, economics and marketing opportunities and small-scale business opportunities will be covered by eminent speakers. Dr.U.Rajkumar, Pr. Scientist highlighted the present scenario and future prospects of rural poultry farming and role of ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad in promoting the rural poultry farming in the country.  More than 150 persons virtually participated in the inaugural session of webinar through Zoom meeting and Facebook live streaming.