NALBARI, April 2 � Under the National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) scheme, sponsored by the Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nalbari adopted Kasimpur in Nalbari district as a model piggery village with a view to encouraging scientific rearing of pig.
The KVK, Nalbari has decided to provide improved cross breed variety of piglets to hundred families of the village. Initially, piglets were provided to 40 families in a function held at KVK, Nalbari recently. The Director of Research (Veterinary) under the AAU, Dr Apurba Chakravarty distributed the piglets among the beneficiaries of the village.
Dr Chakravarty said the scientific piggery culture would bring more financial benefits to the poor villagers of Kasimpur. He called upon the beneficiaries to take animal rearing as an avenue of self-employment in the agri-based Nalbari district.
The meeting conducted by Dr Mridul Deka, programme coordinator and chief scientist of Nalbari KVK was addressed by Dr Jayanta Goswami, professor of Veterinary College, Khanapara. Dr Suren Sarma, Subdivisional Veterinary Officer, Nalbari also spoke in the ceremony.
Earlier, a day-long training on pig rearing was held among the beneficiaries. It may be mentioned here that the Biswanath Chariali College of Agriculture under AAU, Jorhat has been looking after the NICRA scheme in the State.