The joint director of animal husbandry and veterinary department, Mrinal Das, said this is the first project of its kind and a challenging task. â€œIf we could make the project a success in two years, the World Bank will assist us in establishing a major piggery in the district with a capacity of over 100 pigs at a time,â€ Das said.
A pig farmers’ association will be formed to look after the farms. The project will begin in three months and first priority will be given to women self-help groups, he said. A Kokrajhar-based NGO, Discovery Club, will assist the department in the project. Related Website
â€¢ Telegraph India
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