Training on smell-less piggery farm concludes

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Kohima, May 22: A one week long training of smell-less piggery farming technology conducted by the department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services concluded today at Lerie, Kohima.
Gracing the valedictory programme, Adviser for Department of AH & Veterinary Services and Women Resource Development, R. Khing as the special guest said that “Chief Minister’s policy of ‘change is coming’ is what we want the change to come today”.
The department has to make a change in the piggery farming which is very important in our State, he said while also expressing that with the knowledge acquired in both theory and practical in the 7 days training, the trainees should go and spread the message to every household in the villages to adopt the hygienic and productive way of rearing pigs as Nagas are still following the traditional method with the offensive smell.
He further stated that, the import of pigs from outside the State is now reduced to Rs 124 crore which was earlier Rs 214 crore annually.
The reason for conducting this training is to equip the prospective farmers with the technology advancement, so as, to bring our requirement for meat to come to self sufficiency and we want to achieve this through you all, he said.
Delivering the wrap up note, Additional Director & HoD, Dr. Aomangyang Walling reminded the trainees that the technology they have learned was on smell-less piggery farming, but to let others also “smell” the technology through them. He also requested the Women Resource Development department to come together and work in promoting the pig farming, which the women folk have a vital role to contribute in this aspect.
The programme was chaired by Joint Director Dr. L.Temsu Ao while short speeches were delivered by Resource person, Hitoshi Yokota, Agriculture Consultant from Japan, and the trainees who were from the department of AHV Services, Women Resource Development, Nagaland Pig farmers Association, Progressive farmers and internees. Joint Director Dr Temsumeren tendered the vote of thanks.
(Page News Service)