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Village Adoption Programme – A Baseline Survey Report

S. Senthilkumar M. Vinothini R. Sanagmeswaran V. Thanaseelaan A. V. Gensis Inigo M. Boopathy Raja
Vol 9(9), 212-220

A baseline survey research was conducted in two adopted villages of Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunelveli. It was found that, male female ratio in Kalakudi and Thulukkarkulam is 1423:1451 and 425:450 respectively. Results showed that 28 per cent and 46 per cent of the population are engaged in poultry related activities of Kalakudi and Thulukkarkulam villages respectively. Nearly thirty-three per cent of the total livestock population of Kalakudi village constitutes goats followed by cows (21.49 %), poultry (16.33 %), sheep (16.27 %) and dogs (3.29 %). On the other hand, forty-one per cent of the total livestock population of Thulukkarkulam constitutes poultry followed by cows (23.72%), goats (17.93 %), sheep (8.32 %), dogs (1.35 %) and horses (0.06 %) nearly. The study concludes that integrated approach of using meikal lands (waste land for grazing) for livestock related activities with periodical mass contact programmes are needed in the adopted villages.

Keywords : Baseline Survey Need Based Assessment TANUVAS Village Adoption

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