Piglets distributed at New Jalukie

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Dimapur, August 31: A piglet distribution programme was organized at Nkwareu, New Jalukie, Peren District on August 28 by ICAR-NDRI, Kalyani-ERS under the NEH project Entitled “Upliftment of socio-economic condition of tribal people through integrated livestock farming in North-Eastern Hill Region/Eastern part of India” in collaboration with College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Jalukie, Peren, Nagaland and North-eastern Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP), Jalukie.
Fifty piglets were distributed to 50 beneficiaries from 4 villages, Nkwareu , Samzuiram, Jalukie B and New Jalukie. Dr. T.K. Dutta, Head, ICAR-National Diary Research Institute (NDRI), ERS Kalyani and Principal Invigilator of the project was the Chief Guest of the Programme.
Dr. Dutta talked in brief about the project and its implementation and benefits the farmers would gain from this project for sustainable livelihood. Dr. (Capt.) G. Dhananjaya Rao, Dean, C.V.Sc, CAU, Jalukie has presided over the programme and appraised about the College and the livelihood project. Dr. Dutta was accompanied by a team of Principal scientists; Dr. Ajoy Mandal, Dr. Anupam Chatterjee and Dr. M. Karunakaran.
To commemorate “CAU SILVER JUBILEE” an “Animal Health-cum vaccination camp” was also organized by College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Jalukie, Peren, Nagaland at the same venue.
Dr. Gunjan Das, Assoc. Professor and Head, Veterinary Clinical Complex coordinated the Animal Health Camp and the overall programme. The piglet distribution programme was coordinated by Dr. Uttarani Maibam, Asst. professor, Dept. of VPB and Dr. Monosri Johari, Asst. professor, Dept. of AHE.
The PO of NSS unit of the college led by Dr. Imtiwati, Asst. Prof. Dept. of LPM also participated in the programme along with the volunteers from the class of 2nd Year.
A total number of 88 farmers registered for the treatment of their livestock, birds and pet animals. A total of 198 numbers of animals were treated in the camp (Bovine:-08, Pig:-54, Dog:-54, Goat:-10 and Poultry:-72). A total of 50 dogs were vaccinated against Rabies during the camp. (Page News Service)