Chandigarh, September 12, 2018: Punjab will soon start supplying 8000 live pigs every month to Nagaland.
After a meeting with a delegation of the Nagaland governmment, Punjab’s Animal Husbandry minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said the arrangement would yield Rs 200 Crore revenue to his government annually.
The memorandum of understanding in this regard will be signed in the coming days.
According to Sidhu, 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.
To start with 100 live pigs will be sent for exhibiting at different places of Nagaland to create interest among the people and to generate more demand.
The Punjab government will issue health certificates of these pigs.
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 the minister before the visiting delegation.
The Nagaland delegation included Principal Secretary to the Government Lhoubeilatuo Kire, Advisor Bongkhao Konyak, Joint Director Dr. Anungla Imdong Phom, Advisor Marketing Rajpal Singh Arora and Consultant Richard Belho.