Small and marginal farmers of Ungma village have been facing shortage of more than 50% for meat, about 90% for milk and almost 100% for egg. As far as the current status of production was concerned, the production of meat, milk and egg was still very low in spite of developmental programmes in operation. With the aim to bring about positive change, village Council along with the village development board of Ungma decided to constitute the Livestock Development Board of Ungma Village.
Altogether 25 members has been nominated as member of the governing board representing the village council, the development board, women’s group, students union, church leaders, farmers organization, farmers interest groups, self help groups and individual progressive farmers.
A press release issued by Rarenbenba Chairman, village council Ungma village stated that the governing body would provide a technical backup and the village council also proposed to constitute an Advisory Committee comprising of district veterinary officer Mokokchung, district veterinary hospital in- charge Mokokchung, manager cattle breeding farm Aliba, manager state pig breeding centre Merangkong, manager poultry farm Mokokchung, district agriculture officer Mokokchung, district horticulture officer Mokokchung, project officer DRDA Mokokchung, assistant registrar cooperative societies Mokokchung, programme coordinator Krishi Vigyan Kendra Mokokchung, Branch Manger SBI Mokokchung and general manager District Industrial Center Mokokchung all as advisors.
The village council called upon governing board to draw up a separate contingency plan focusing on epidemic outbreak of diseases, its prevention, containment and control measures in close consultation with advisory committee.