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Annual Review Meeting of AICRP and Megaseed Project on Pig

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26 April 2024, New Delhi: ICAR- National Research Centre on Pig, Rani, Guwahati, organised the Annual Review Meeting of All India Coordinated Research Project on Pig and Megaseed Project on Pig from 25th-26th April 2024 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Raghavendra Bhatta, Deputy Director General (Animal Science) ICAR.

Dr. Bhatta, highlighted the relevance of piggery-based livestock enterprise for food and economic security in the country, especially for the North Eastern region of the country. He stressed the need for focused research for the development of specific technologies for different regions of the country to improve farmers’ income. Dr. Bhatta also emphasized characterization and conservation of indigenous pig germplasm, especially the Doom, Tenyi Vo and Zowak breeds of the country.

Dr. G.K. Gaur, Assistant Director General (AP&B) ICAR highlighted the identification and breeding of superior germplasm and the increasing substantial increase in the availability of germplasm at field levels.

Dr. V.K. Gupta, Director, ICAR-NRC on Pig & Project, urged the AICRP centres to work towards the development of breeder farmers, and dissemination of technologies for economic upliftment and livelihood security.

The meeting was attended by Principal Investigators of AICRP and Megaseed centres spread across the country and Scientists of ICAR-NRC on Pig, Assam.

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