KVK organised training on Backyard Pig Farming at Pahalgaon

12 Aug 2017

ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (CIARI), North & Middle Andaman organised a three- day training programme on “Backyard Pig Farming for Livelihood Security” for the farmers and farmwomen at farmers house, Tugapur-8 from August 10 to August 12. The programme was inaugurated in the presence of Shri. Shibananda Bairagi, Pradhan, Gram Panchayat, Pahalgaon; PRI-members, and Dr. B. L. Kasinath, Senior Scientist and Head, ICAR-KVK, N & M Andaman. In his inaugural address, Shri. Shibananda Bairagi appreciated the work of KVK in disseminating scientific information related to agriculture and allied sectors. He also urged the farmers to come forward for pig farming to improve their livelihood. Speaking on the occasion Dr. B. L. Kasinath, Senior Scientist and Head/ Course Director said that there is huge gap between demand and supply of clean pig meat, which the farmers can exploit to improve their economic status. He also motivated the farmers to adopt backyard pig farming to supplement their income so as to realize the dream of doubling farmers’ income by 2022.
On the occasion, Dr. Shardul Vikram Lal, SMS (Animal Science)/ Course coordinator, KVK, Nimbudera highlighted the importance and scope of backyard pig farming in N & M Andaman. Er. Manoj Kumar, SMS (Agriculture engineering) dealt with the topic on construction of low cost sty for pigs. During the three-day programme the experts from KVK discussed on the issues related to selection and breeding of pigs, care and management of piglets, boar and sow, and techniques for clean meat production. Apart from this, demonstration on preparation of low cost feed was performed for the benefit of farmers. A total of 25 farmers and farmwomen were benefitted from the programme. The programme was conducted under the supervision and guidance of Dr. B. L. Kasinath, Senior Scientist & Head, KVK, N & M Andaman and Dr. S. Dam Roy, Director, CIARI.