August 9, 2020

With African swine fever affecting pig inhabitants in Assam, state govt pleads to withdraw the notification permitting motion of pigs



Guwahati: With African swine fever affecting piggery in a number of areas of Assam, state authorities has written to the Union Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Dairy to withdraw notification permitting motion of pigs from Haryana and Punjab to the Northeast India.

Assam Agriculture minister, Atul Bora mentioned, “I’ve written a letter to Union Animal Husbandry and Dairy Minister Giriraj Singh to withdraw the notification instantly because the scenario within the State at present reeling below flood is just not conducive for the arrival of pigs from different States. If the pigs from the 2 States carry virus with them, will probably be very troublesome for us to establish that as most of our officers are engaged in rescue and reduction operations for the flood-affected folks.”

Native pig rearing farmers has opposed the transfer for this can led to long-term have an effect on available in the market. In keeping with the state authorities as many as 17,118 pigs died to this point resulting from African swine fever in 422 villages of Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Biswanath, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Majuli, Golaghat, Nagaon, Kamrup (Metro), Morigaon, Karbi Anglong, West Karbi Anglong and Sonitpur districts. He mentioned that this has affected 20,000 households engaged within the sector. Every family has incurred loses to the tune of Rs 30,000 per family. “Throughout the state the losses shall be round Rs 60 crore. The division has sought bailout package deal from the state authorities.”