The Associate Dean of Lakhimpur College of Veterinary Science, Dr UR Tamuli, has urged progressive farmers to take up scientific pig rearing with low-cost investment in the rural areas for doubling their annual income.
Dr Tamuli inaugurated a two-day long training programme on piggery organized by the North East Initiative Development Agency (NEIDA), Arunachal Pradesh in collaboration with Lakhimpur College of Veterinary Science (LCVSc), Assam Agriculture University.
The training programme, organised from August 20 to August 21, 2018, was held at LCVSc, Joyhing in North Lakhimpur.
A total of 40 progressive farmers participated in the training programme from Lower Subansiri and Papumpare districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
In his inaugural speech, Dr Tamuli also articulated his gratitude towards the activities of NEIDA, Arunachal Pradesh for playing a vital role in self-employment generation and rural economic uplift by using agricultural and allied resources.
Dr Sanjib Khargharia, the organizing secretary, in his welcome address spoke about the scope of pig farming in the northeastern region of India and it’s potentiality in uplift of socio-economic status of rural women.
Dr Prabhat Baruah, Project Associate, Tata Trust-NEIDA-AR, highlighted the objectives of the training and stressed upon the role of scientific production practices and improved technologies in enhancing pig productivity through adoption of scientific technology.
During the workshop, faculty members of Lakhimpur College of Veterinary Science spoke on various topics like general management, breeding and production, animal health, nutrition, hygienic pork production, integrated farming, insurance etc and interacted with the farmers, informed Dr UR Tamuli, Associate Dean, LCVSc.
An exposure visit to a pig breeding farm owned and managed by Ratan Gogoi, a progressive farmer of Lamugaon, North Lakhimpur was arranged. He interacted with the trainees and explained in detail about profitability of pig farming.
The training programme concluded successfully with a valedictory function where certificates were distributed to the trainees.