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Backyard Poultry Farming In India: A Call for Skill Upliftment

Author Affiliations

  • 1Division of Poultry Science, Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly-243122, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
  • 2Division of Medicine, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly-243122, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
  • 3College of veterinary science and animal husbandry’ and OUAT, Odisha, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (IVC-2015), Pages 1-5, (2015)


Poultry farming has become a remunerative business and pre-eminence over all other livestock enterprises in the developing countries. It carries a scope for quick and large profit. In recent years, backyard poultry production has been extremely emphasised in sustaining and enhancing rural livelihoods. In this farming, birds are kept in low-input and low- output system and can easily be managed by women and children of the households. Now-a-days as there is growing concern about meeting of per capita requirement of protein for rural citizens of India, poutry meat and especially eggs have been proved to be the best and cheapest solution to this. Though India has shown a tremendous growth in poultry production over decades, rural poultry farming is still lagging behind and always found neglected. As it is the best alternative for the small scale farmers to their subsidiary income with negligible input, this farming system needs an upliftment. Therefore the sole objective of this review is to focus on various aspects of backyard poultry farming in rural India including basic understandings, it’s advantages, different government schemes and some technical tips for better management practises which the authors think will raise more awareness among farmers ,researchers and Government organisations.


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