Government Subsidy for Indian Pig Sector

16 May 2014, at 1:38am

MIZORAM, INDIA - Following significant losses of pigs from disease, the government is offering financial support to farmers producing healthy pigs.

Mizoram is facing an acute shortage of pork, the staple diet of the Mizos, according to The Hindu.

The government is making efforts to increase its production following death of large number of pigs due to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).

The Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department will give 50 per cent subsidy to those who are rearing swine for breeding and utmost care would be given to ensure that such swine are free from disease to increase pork production, Veterinary Department Director, L.B. Sailo said last week.

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