PUNJAB TO SUPPLY LIVE PIGS TO NAGALAND WORTH RS. 200 CRORE PER ANNUM: BALBIR SINGH SIDHU
UNDERSTANDING MADE IN THE MEETING WITH THE HIGH-LEVEL DELEGATION OF NAGALAND GOVERNMENT, MOU TO BE INKED SOON
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“The State of Punjab would soon start supplying live pigs to the state of Nagaland @ 8000 live pigs per month thus earning Rs. 200 Crore annually for the pig famers of Punjab.” It was stated by Balbir Singh Sidhu Animal Husbandry Minister after chairing the meeting with the high-level delegation of the Nagaland Government. He said that the memorandum of understanding in this regard would be signed in the coming days.
Mr. Sidhu said that the delegation expressed keen interest in importing live pigs from Punjab as the people of Nagaland consider pork meat of Punjab full of nutritious value, hygienic and healthy as compare to the pork of others part of the country. He said that as per the understanding reached out in the meeting 8000 live pigs would be supplied every month to the Nagaland. He said that to start with 100 live pigs would be sent to Nagaland which would be put on exhibition at different places of Nagaland to create interest among the people and to generate more demand. He said that the health certificate of the pigs to be supplied to Nagaland would be issued by the Punjab Government.
Mr. Sidhu said that the deliberations for the supply of Punjab’s chicken and fish to the Nagaland were also held during the meeting. Proposal to impart training in Punjab to the progressive farmers and veterinary doctors of Nagaland was also put forward by Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu before the visiting delegation. Later on, the delegation was taken for the visit of pig farm at Nabha and Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Ludhiana.