The mid term appraisal committee constituted by ICAR in 1990 to review the work of the All India Coordinated Centres on Pig recommended the establishment of one National Research Centre on Pig preferably in the North Eastern part of the country where 28% of countrys pig population is distributed. Following the recommendation, ICAR approved the establishment of one NRC on pig at Rani, Guwahati, Assam towards the fag end of the IX five year plan. All existing AICRP centres were merged with the NRC and the post of project coordinator was upgraded to the position of Director.
Performance appraisal and genetic cataloguing of indigenous pigs, development of improved pig variety together with production, health, product processing and pig based integrated farming system technologies to facilitate the pig rearers of the country achieving household food, nutritional and economic security.
To bring in excellence in pig production, health and product processing through innovative research in order to provide technology backstopping for enhanced pork production, employment generation and poverty reduction among socially and economically weaker sections through the medium of pig husbandry..