Guwahati: Pig farming is done in some rural households of Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts as they are dependent on their pig livestock for their monthly incomes. However, the piggery business is lucrative only for those who possess the knowledge of the business. Rural households often combine the piggery business with agriculture in a bid to increase their household income as the former ensures a constant inflow of money if done properly.
However, like every business, the piggery business continues to be fraught with challenges, the biggest one being that of hygiene. Within every social change lies a business opportunity, thus, paving the way for socio-economic development. This explains the constant efforts by NHPC limited in adding to the piggery business of villagers in rural areas of Dhemaji and Lakhimpur. Like every responsible business enterprise, NHPC has taken part in developmental activities of the areas where it is present in order to transform the lives of the residents in the region, stated a press release. The organization’s recent project involves promoting the idea of necessary hygiene and educating villagers about hygienic and modern farm practices.
NHPC identified the need for assessment of the piggery sector in the area to suggest a self-sustainable model of pig farming. They engaged the leading rural management institute of the nation IRMA to conduct a survey. It was aimed at designing and strategizing the implementation of sustainable livelihood interventions in Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts.