AIDA provides rabbits to adopted village
Dimapur, February 28: ANMA Integrated Development Association (AIDA) under the SBI Gram Seva programme provided rabbits as part of the livelihood intervention to 23 beneficiaries. These beneficiaries are availing the second round of support from SBI-Gram Seva Programme at Tsithrongse Village one of the five adopted villages.
Rabbit rearing/cuniculture is the agriculture practice of breeding and raising domestic rabbits as livestock as it is easier to maintain them in a limited space and requires very little feed and can be managed by kitchen and garden vegetable wastes.
Rabbits are a highly productive animal as they can breed 4-5 times in a year, their manure is very suitable for vermicomposting which provides excellent manure to be used as an organic fertilizer in agricultural fields, besides, rabbit’s wool is 6-8 times warmer than the contemporary sheep wool.
According to the livelihood officer of the programme SBI Foundation through AIDA aims to assist the rural communities to be self-reliant through cuniculture practice and a number of other incomes generating activities such as mushroom cultivation, poultry, kitchen garden, and piggery. These mainly contribute to the local economy and generate more employment opportunities. (Page News Service)