seed project was launched on 14th August, 2008 at National Research
Center on Pig, Guwahati. by. Honorable Dr. K.M. Bujarbaruah, DDG (AS), ICAR.
The project was prepared with the concept of establishing
one nucleus germplasm production centre linking it with satellite centres at village
level to ensure a horizontal spread of quality pigs within and outside the targeted
Rapid urbanization and increased population pressure has resulted in increased
demand for quality pork production. The major constraints like non-availability
of superior quality seed stock, low-cost feed ingredient, imbalanced ration at
reasonable price, unscientific management or inadequate knowledge, lack of financial
support as well as marketing channel etc. are hampering the growth and development
of piggery sector. But a sizeable number of unemployed educated youth have taken
up this venture as means of their livelihood/occupation or as subsidiary income
generation. This has opened up a possibility of development of piggery sector
of the country.
mega-seed project on pig was launched by ICAR in 2008. National Research Centre
on Pig is coordinating the Mega-seed Project on Pig. The project is having four
centers as follows:
Agricultural University, Khanapara
Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi
ICAR RC for NEH, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema
State Veterinary Department, Aizawl, Mizoram
The project was launched with an objective to produce and supply quality swine
germplasm to the local farmers.
In XIIh five year plan another four centers
were approved for Mega Seed Project on Pig as follows:
Husbandry and Veterinary Department, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
Veterinary and Animal Science University, Pookode, Kerala
Development Department, Govt. of Tripura, Agartala, Tripura
Kamdhenu Vishwavidyalaya, Durg, Chhattisgarh
Production of 900 piglets in each state to target production of quality pig covering
300 farm families per annum. |
Capacity building in institutes to produce
above number of quality piglets
Initiating gender friendly pro-poor
growth through improved pig husbandry
Production of upgraded variety of quality piglets and increased farm income through
technology lead growth
Activity assigned and target fixed General:
Impact assessment along with economics of production at farmers' field needs to
be carried out by the individual centers.
2. Number of farm families/ beneficiaries
should be included in the report.
3. Artificial insemination should be used
at all the centers.
All the centers should maintain sufficient number of breeding stock of specific
crossbred germplasm as indicated in centre wise recommendation as to produce targeted
number of piglet production.
2. Maximum number of farm families need to be
targeted for distribution of piglets.
Salient Achievements of the Mega-seed till Date:
this project improved variety of piglets were produced and distributed to the
farmers. A total of 1388, 2268, 2877, 2851 and 3664 nos of improved variety of
piglets were produced for distribution in 2010-11, 2011-12 2012-13, 2013-14 and