Imphal, April 7:
Three day training programme on ‘Self employment and scientific piggery’ was held at the premises of the Keithellakpam Piggery Farm at Luker Mamang Leikai in Imphal West district today.
The training programme was organised by Keithellakpam Piggery Farm with the initiative of its Pipi Keithellakpam who own the Piggery Farm at Luker village.
Head Dr. Th. Ranadhir Singh of Department of animal sciences, Central Agricultural University (CAU) Eroisemba and politician Thounaojam Brinda were present during the inaugurak function of the training programme.
Later Head Dr. Ranadhir Singh of CAU shared his motivational talk on housing, sanitation and feeding management for a profitable pig production.
In his deliberation, Dr. Ranadhir said that piggery in Manipur has a good opportunity considering its potential in the state as ninety-nine percent of the population here are meat eaters.
“So we’ve enough potential in piggery if one seriously takes up the matter,” he said.
Highlighting the importance of taking up piggery and its value added products as an income earning profession, he also informed that fifty percent of the country’s pig population is available in the northeast.
At the same time, the people involved in the piggery also need to face the challenges of their diseases, he added. Earlier Thounaojam Brinda who recently contested in the state assembly election from Yaiskul Assembly constituency also spoke on the occasion. Regarding the hosting of the training programme, 30 year old Pipi said, the need of the hour is to share my experiences in taking up piggery as a profession and learn from more others for a sustainable development in the state.
About 50 energetic youths including some females from Imphal West, Imphal East, Thoubal, Kakching, Senapati, Ukhrul districts are taking part in the three day training pogramme.