MORIGAON, March 14 - KVK Morigaon in collaboration with Eastern Regional Station ICAR-IVRI, Kolkata and District Veterinary Office organised a two-day training programme on scientific pig rearing here at a village in which farmers were provided 90 piglets and mineral mixture. In her inaugural address, Head of KVK Morigaon, Dr Rijusmita welcomed all the dignitaries and participating farmers and elaborated the objectives of the programme. She also encouraged the farmers to adopt scientific practices in order to double their income. �We have a number of schemes for the benefit of the farmers and they should avail these to boost their income and livelihood,� she said.
Dr S Bandhopadyay, Principal Scientist, in his speech told the farmers about the initiatives taken by the ICAR in popularising pig farming under NEH programme. He also appealed to the farmers to adopt modern farming.
Noted scientist Dr M K Tamuli, who has been closely associated with advanced reproductive technologies, told that the AI technology can make turnaround for the farmers who are engaged in this sector. �Our farmers still rely on old practices for which they do not get the desired results. Now, the time has come, the farmers should follow modern techniques so that they can become self-reliant,� he claimed. Deputy Commissioner of Morigaon, Hemen Das graced the occasion as chief guest. In his address he said that pig farming has a great potential towards employment generation, but the state farmers are unwilling to adopt this . He further urged the farmers to take up pig rearing seriously with proper scientific methods. Dr P Dandopath, Dr P K Nanda, Principal scientist from Eastern Regional station wing also spoke on the occasion . Problems of farmers were addressed during an interaction by a group of scientists present. Julie Sharma concluded the programme with vote of thanks. Jiaul Hoque, Sandeep Chanda, Dr Biren Kakoti were among others present in the programme.
In the second day animal health camp-cum-vaccination- camp was organised wherein vaccination was administered against goat pox, swine fever, FMD, HS and BQ. Scientists from various parts of the State also took part in the training programme.