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Caption : GUWAHATI--04-10-2010
A pig farmer takes out his pigs for grassing in the out skirts of Guwahati city on Monday, October 04, 2010. Assam government is giving more emphasis on scientifically rearing of pigs as pig farming is immerging as a profitable business in northeast India. Consumption of pig meat is not harmful to human body. It has high protein and nutrient value to give sufficient calories to hard working people. Among the various livestock species, piggery is most potential source of meat production and more efficient feed converters after the broiler. Apart from providing meat, it is also a source of bristles and manure. Pig farming will provide employment opportunities to seasonally employed rural farmers and supplementary income to improve their living standards. The pig farming constitutes the livelihood of rural poor belonging to the lowest socio-economic strata and they have no means to undertake scientific pig farming with improved foundation stock, proper housing, feeding and management. Therefore, suitable schemes to popularise the scientific pig breeding cum rearing of meat producing animals with adequate financial provisions are necessary to modernise the Indian pig industry and to improve the productivity of small sized rural pig farms.
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