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Meghalaya CM inaugurates pig breeding farm to meet demand in pork

Meghalaya CM inaugurates pig breeding farm to meet demand in pork

Shillong, Aug 10 (UNI) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Wednesday inaugurated the newly constructed Pig Breeding farm at Rikwareng, Samanda in East Garo Hills and rolled out the Rural Backyard Piggery Scheme, as a step towards making the state self sufficient in pork, which is one of the staple diets.
Addressing the gathering at the launch programme, Sangma said that through the different Mission Mode programmes, the Governmant has been reaching out to the rural farming communities.
He said that through the piggery scheme the Government envisages to tap the opportunity on the shortage of pork supply and pointed out that the State imports pigs worth Rs 600 crore from outside annually for domestic consumption.

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