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Punjab pigs for Nagaland worth Rs.200 cr per annum

CHANDIGARH, SEP 11 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 9/11/2018 12:49:04 PM IST

Punjab Animal Husbandry minister Balbir Singh Sidhu Tuesday said that Punjab would soon start supplying pigs to Nagaland.

“The State of Punjab would soon start supplying live pigs to the state of Nagaland @ 8000 live pigs per month thus earning Rs. 200 crore annually for the pig farmers of Punjab,” Sidhu said after chairing a meeting with the high level delegation from Nagaland. 

He said that a memorandum of understanding in this regard would be signed in the coming days.

According to a UNI report, Sidhu said that the delegation expressed keen interest in importing live pigs from Punjab as the people of Nagaland consider pork meat of Punjab full of  nutritious value, hygienic and healthy as compare to the pork of others part of the country. He as per the understanding reached out in the meeting 8000 live pigs would be supplied every month to the Nagaland. 

To start with, Sidhu said 100 live pigs would be sent to Nagaland which would be put on exhibition at different places of Nagaland to create interest among the people and to generate more demand. 

He said that the health certificate of the pigs to be supplied to Nagaland, would be issued by the Punjab Government. 

Sidhu also informed that the deliberations for the supply chicken and fish to the Nagaland were also held during the meeting. 

Sidhu also tabled a proposal to impart training to the progressive farmers and veterinary doctors of Nagaland in Punjab. 

The delegation also visited the pig farm at Nabha and Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana.

Nagaland delegation was led by adviser Department of Under Developed Areas, N.

Bongkhao Konyak; principal secretary, Lhoubeilatuo Kire; DUDA joint director, Dr. Anungla Imdong Phom; advisor to Nagaland government (marketing) Rajpal Singh Arora and consultant Richard Belho.

 

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