INCOME GENERATION THROUGH PIGGERY
Council of Advancement of people’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) support to implement Piggery Project Under this project 150 beneficiaries were given training and 600 piglets, tools and equiptments were given. 150 sheds were constructed free of cost. Beneficiaries have started their own piggery units and generating income.
12 days Training Programme
A 4 (four) days training programme on Pig rearing was organized at Phungyar Block H.Q. for the beneficiaries of the Project. The main objective of the training programme was to sensitize the beneficiaries about the techniques of traditional pig rearing and prevention of diseases. The resource person on the occasion was Dr. Chaoba Singh State Vety. Officer. Dr. Daili Lawo Vety. Officer & Mr. Atomi Siro Project Coordinator, CHAMS Manipur. After the piglets were supplied the second spell of training for 8 days were given to the Beneficiaries.
Construction of Sheds
A total of 150 sheds were constructed in one project village with wooden wall/fencing & CGI roofing. They did not make cemented floor due to shortage of Fund. But the rest have been constructed as per proposal.
Distribution of Piglets
All the 150 beneficiaries were distributed 4 piglets each of 3 to 4 months old with 1 boar and 3 sows. Some piglets died due to change of climate from valley to hilly area and in the process of transportation. However, CHAMS supplied them adequately with the funds from the insurance. As the reproduction has started, some of the piglets have grown big enough for supply in the local market.
Health Education and Veterinary Assistance
A vital and basic training on caring for pigs was given to all the 150 beneficiaries. The importance of hygienic. pre and post antenatal care importance of feeding nutritious food were taught. Community sanitation, ways and methods to prevent common disease etc. brought awareness among them resulting in better living condition. The beneficiaries were provided and met with all possible veterinary assistance. Each unit was extended help and periodic checks were carried out they were sensitized and assisted in deworming of the pigs, vaccination and medicines were supplied to all the units accordingly.