SHILLONG: Indigeneous and unscientific rearing of pigs are the sole factors that leaves the entire Northeast short of pork, stated KN Kumar, the State Agriculture Production Commissioner. He was speaking at the Pig rearing workshop on Development of Piggery Value Chain Ecosystem for Cooperative sector in North East Region jointly organized by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), the ICAR and the Government of Meghalaya in Shillong on Thursday.
Kumar stated that 75 per cent in the north-eastern region consume pork but pigs are still being reared in the indigenous and unscientific manner which is not being able to meet the consumption demands of the region. Speaking during the inaugural session, Deputy Chief Minister P Tynsong said that the latest technologies even in rearing and breeding of pigs needs to be adopted.
He said that the workshop would in the long run be very beneficial and helpful to the North Eastern region and urged all the participating States to actively deliberate giving their valuable inputs and suggestions during the workshop. Meanwhile, the Managing Director of NCDC also presented a cheque of Rs 34,52,52,800 to the Deputy Chief Minister for the Meghalaya Milk Mission.
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