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Kerala University to launch poultry, goat development training programme

05 Jan 2016

In order to give entrepreneurship skills to farmers of Lakshadweep, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) is preparing to launch poultry and goat entrepreneurship development training programme.

Thiruvanantapuram: In order to give entrepreneurship skills to farmers of Lakshadweep, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) is preparing to launch poultry and goat entrepreneurship development training programme.

The fully residential programme will be organised jointly by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Lakshadweep district panchayat, Kavaratti, and Directorate of Entrepreneurship and Centre for Advanced Studies in Poultry Sciences of KVASU with an initial allocation of Rs 3 lakh.

The university has been allotted Rs 3 lakh for the course that will be conducted in batches.

In the first batch that is scheduled to start in the third week of January 2016 will have 50 entrepreneurs that will given five days of training in two batches.

The second batch training programme will be held during the first week of February.

The training would cover various aspects of poultry entrepreneurship including poultry production, feeding, management, disease control, marketing, broiler management, waste management and backyard rearing and value addition along with entrepreneurship, banking and finance, it is learnt.

Trainees will get opportunities to visit sustainable models of poultry entrepreneurship in the State. This joint training programme will facilitate entrepreneurs of Lakshadweep to venture into poultry farming so as to improve broiler meat and egg production.

Currently all the logistics for the poultry enterprise in Lakshadweep is being operated from the mainland. The island relies on south Indian States to meet the increased demand for poultry products, it is learnt.


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