Jharsim: A location specific rural poultry variety for Jharkhand

11th April, 2016, Ranchi

A dual purpose location specific poultry variety, Jharsim, suitable for Jharkhand state was released by Dr. H. Rahman, Deputy Director General (Animal Science), ICAR here today. The variety is developed under All India Co-Ordinated Research Project on Poultry Breeding, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi Centre,

Jharsim: A location specific rural poultry variety for JharkhandJharsim: A location specific rural poultry variety for Jharkhand

The name Jharsim is derived from Jhar for Jarkhand and sim meaning hen in tribal dialect. These birds have attractive multi-colour plumage, perform better on low level of nutrition, faster growth, optimum egg production and better adaptability to agro climatic conditions of Jharkhand.  The birds weigh 400-500g at 6 weeks and 1600-1800 g at maturity under backyard system. The age at first egg laying is 175-180 days and egg weight is 52-55g at 40 weeks of age. The birds have the potential to lay 165-170 eggs and under backyard system. This variety can provide higher supplementary income and nutrition through both egg and meat to rural/ tribal population of the state.

Dr. George John, Vice-chancellor, BAU, Ranchi, Dr. R. S. Gandhi ADG (AP&B), ICAR, Dr. R. N. Chatterjee, Director, Directorate of Poultry Research, Hyderabad and Dr. Vineet Bhasin, Principal Scientist (AG&B), ICAR were also present during the occasion.

(Source: Animal Science Division, ICAR)