Port Blair, Sept. 29: The ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in collaboration with Division of Animal Science, Central Island Agricultural Research Institute (CIARI), Port Blair organized one awareness-cum-critical inputs distribution programme on Pig farming at the AICRP on Pig unit of CIARI, Port Blair, under TDC- National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA) Project of ICAR on 28.09.2020.

Dr. B.A. Jerard, Director, ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair was the Chief Guest on this programme and encouraged the farmers to adopt pig farming for income generation and nutritional security.

Dr. A. Kundu, HoD, Division of Animal Science, ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair briefed about the scope and importance of pig farming in Andaman Island. Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya, Principal Scientist and PI, AICRP on Pig highlighted the scientific package and practices of pig farming. Dr. L. B. Singh, Senior Scientist & Head (I/c) ICAR-KVK, Port Blair emphasized about the various climate resilient technologies promoted by ICAR-KVK, South Andaman to the farmers under TDC-NICRA project of ICAR for their income enhancement, food & nutritional security and sustainable livelihood.

In this Programme Dr. B.A. Jerard, Director, ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair distributed four piglets (Male -2 & Female 2, 6 months old), mineral mixture and medicines to two farmers Shri. B.D. Mazumder and Shri. Rakesh of NICRA adopted village (Creekabad and Lalpahar) under Chouldari Gram Panchayat of South Andaman to promote pig farming under TDC-NICRA Project of ICAR.