Ongoing Research

Poultry Research Institute, Rawalpindi is the only institute in Punjab which is conducting research on priority basis in Punjab. Poultry Research Institute is using two approaches to estimate a rate of return to investment in poultry research. The index-number approach utilizes productivity indexes to measure downward shifts in the long-run poultry supply function in order to estimate the annual value of consumer surplus, or “resources saved,” resulting from increased efficiency in the production of poultry products. The flow of annual net social returns is then related to the flow of annual poultry research expenditures to derive a rate of return to research. In the production-function approach, state experiment station research is included as a separate variable in an aggregate poultry production function in order to estimate the marginal product of poultry research. The results indicate that past investment in poultry research has been yielding a return of about 20 to 30 percent per year from the date of investment.

Poultry sub-Sectoral Requirment

Distribution of Poultry Population

Different veterinary Universities and institutions involved in research regarding conservation and improvement of poultry are sharing their infrastructure, technical facilities and manpower for better outcomes and long term impacts. PRI is doing joint venture with University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore. National Agriculture Research Centre, Islamabad and Ripha College of Veterinary Sciences.

Besides selection and crossbreeding, research work on different aspects such as diseases control, physiology, poultry nutrition, poultry meat quality and other management practices is being done for betterment of rural poultry.

Detail of PARB Projects at Poultry Research Institute, Rawalpindi as Collaborating Institute with UVAS



PRI Cost



Project No.576- Enhancing growth and productive performance in native Aseel chickens employing integrated selective breeding and identification of growth markers for poverty alleviation in rural areas.

3.947 million



Project No.1001- Assessment of antibiotics, steroids and hormonal risk factors in poultry meat & eggs in Punjab.

0.624 million



Project No.680- Development of Bacteriophage based remedy for controlling Salmonella Infection in chickens.

15.210 million