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NEC, DoNER promotes fishery and piggery projects worth Rs 490.82 lakhs

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The objective of the project is to provide employment and income opportunities to the rural communities

North Eastern Council (NEC), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India, have approved the project of ‘Promotion of Fishery and Piggery fattening in the North East India’ at a project cost of Rs 490.82 lakhs. So far, NEC had released an amount of Rs 196.32 lakh to North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Society (NERCRMS), Shillong.

The project is being implemented in the Lower Subansiri district in Arunachal Pradesh, Karbi Anglong district in Assam, Imphal West, Senapati, Churachandpur, Pherzawl and Tamenglong districts of Manipur, and West Jaintia Hills and East Khasi Hills districts in Meghalaya.

The objective of the project is to provide employment and income opportunities to the rural communities and at the same to augment the production statistics of the state to enhance the volume, value addition and promote the outflow of resources from the region. 

The project aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • To establish a fish pond for quality production of table fish.
  • To establish piggery fattening units for quality production of pork meat.
  • To increase the production of table fish and fresh pork meat to meet the demands of local and nearby markets.
  • To double farmer’s income through table fish and fresh pork meat. 
  • To minimise the import of fresh fish and pork meat and supply the surplus to outside markets. 

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