Training on backyard poultry farming conducted

TAMENGLONG, 13th Sep: One day training cum distribution function for Backyard Poultry Farming organised by Tamenglong Forest Division under Amur Falcon Conservation Programme, was held at Puching village in Tamenglong district on Friday.
The programme was held with Chief Conservator of Forest-Territorial –II Th Brojen Singh, technical officer (Veterinary & Animal Husbandry) of KVK, Imphal East Dr Thoudam Sushilkumar Singh, Range Forest Officer (Tamenglong) Kh Hitler, Range Forest Officer (Tamei) K Khogen and Puching Village Authority chairman Ramkhonang Gonmei as presidium member.
While chicks with feeds and medicines were distributed to 20 selected beneficiaries, an awareness lecture for protecting Amur Falcon and wildlife was also organised on the occasion.
It may be mentioned here that a radio satellite tagged Amur Falcon was killed by hunters last year in an area between Puching and Ponglam villages. In their speeches, subject experts urged the villager to protect the wildlife and to preserve habitats of the wildlife and cautioned that it is punishable under wildlife protection Act 1971 to hunt any species of wildlife.
For alternative livelihood the forest department has been extending assistance for backyard poultry to the villagers settling close to roosting site of migratory bird Amur Falcon, they explained and stressed that with the season for arrival of the migratory birds closing in the locals need to be prepared to welcome the guests. 

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