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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 6
First page : (390) Last page : (395)
Article doi: :

Potentiality of Backyard Poultry Farming to Enhance the Income of Farm Women- A Case Study

Rondla Anitha* , Gottemukkula Bhavani, Syed Shakir Ali, Rajendra Kumar V., Suresh Kumar K. and Masthanaiah A.
SMS (Home Science), SMS (Agril. Extension), Senior Scientist and Head (Entomology) SMS (Plant Protection), SMS (Horticulture) and SMS (Agril. Engineer)
YFA-KVK, Madanapuram, Wanaparthy district
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Received: 2.11.2020 | Revised: 7.12.2020 | Accepted: 12.12.2020 


Backyard poultry production forms the basis for transforming the rural poultry sector from subsistence to a more economically productive base. Also, increased backyard poultry production would result in a positive impact on household food security both in terms of increased dietary intake as well as income generation. Hence, increasing meat and egg production from backyard poultry has been a major concern of Government of India for many years and supported by various programmes to improve backyard poultry production. In this study a case was taken from Wanaparthy district to study the economic improvement of farm women through backyard poultry farming. These women were supplied with poultry chick (Srinidhi, Vanaraja and Gramapriya) from Youth For Action- Krishi Vigyan Kendra under Scheduled Caste Subplan. Survey was conducted in Wanaparthy district and selected two villages viz., Kothapalli and Venkatapuram which is having highest number of SC households compared to other villages in the district. 110 farm women were selected purposively from both the villages. The results for the year 2019-2020, with the mortality rate for the bird supplied was 12.5 per cent depicted that the backyard poultry had the potentiality to increase the average income per farm women per annum was Rs. 10,300. With a Benefit to Cost ratio 8.15: 1 for the selected villages.

Keywords: Backyard Poultry, YFA-KVK, ICAR, SC subplan and Farm women.

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Cite this article: Anitha, R., Bhavani, G., Ali, S.S., Rajendra Kumar, V., Suresh, K.K., & Masthanaiah, A. (2020). Potentiality of Backyard Poultry Farming to Enhance the Income of Farm Women- A Case Study, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci. 8(6), 390-395. doi: