6th June 2016, Goa
The Annual Review Meeting of ICAR - All India Coordinated Research Project on Pig and Mega Seed Project was held during 6-7 June, 2016 at ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa.
Shri Francis D'souza, Deputy Chief Minister of Goa was the Chief Guest of the event. He urged the scientist to characterize and multiply the local breeds of pigs which are more disease resistant than the exotic pigs.
Dr. Narendra Pratap Singh, Director, ICAR - CCARI, Goa briefed about the activities and technologies developed by the ICAR-CCARI.
Dr. D.K Sarma, Director, ICAR-NRC on Pig stressed upon the importance of pig production in the view of increasing demand of pork due to ever increasing human population.
Dr. R.S. Gandhi, ADG (AP&B) elaborated on the importance of conservation of local germplasm.
Dr. Santosh Desai Director, Dept. of AH&VS threw light on the status of piggery in Goa, the different services provided by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services to the pig farmers.
The progressive pig farmer Mr. Custodio Fernandes expressed his views on how artificial insemination technology improved their pig farming and economic status.
(Source: ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa)