GUWAHATI: A three-day expo on livestock, aquaculture, and poultry took place in Maniram Dewan Trade Centre, Guwahati, from April 18 to April 20. Tage Taki, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy, Veterinary, and Fisheries, Arunachal Pradesh, graced the valedictory function as Chief Guest. Tage Taki, addressing the valedictory function of the North East Livestock-Aqua-Poultry Expo 2023, said the centre should set up a modern disease diagnostic centre to detect exotic animal diseases at an early stage and prevent the loss of animals due to the spread of diseases in the Northeastern region. Referring to the African swine fever diseases that killed thousands of pigs in the region, the minister said the existing facilities do not cater to the emerging needs of the region.
While dwelling on the huge potential of piggery, poultry, and fisheries in the Northeastern region, he said educating the farmers of the region in breed selection, adoption of new technologies, and going for commercial production. Other dignitaries present were Pravash Pradhan, Convenor, NELAP Expo 2023; Dr. V. K. Gupta, Director, ICAR-NRCP; Dr. Basant Kumar Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI; and Dr. L. Narasimhamurthy, Senior Executive Director, NFDB.
The focus areas of the expo were livestock, aquaculture and fisheries, poultry, dairy farming and processing and its scope in the North Eastern states. The expo also showcased latest technologies and innovations in animal breeding and reproduction, feed production, aquaculture, dairy and poultry developments and value addition.