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Piggery, breeding center inaugurated in Mokokchung

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 23, 2020 12:08 am
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Officials pose for a group photograph after unveiling a monolith for a piggery on February 22 at Satier sector of Aliba village in Mokokchung. (EM Images)

Our Correspondent
Mokokchung, Feb. 22 (EMN):
A piggery was inaugurated on Saturday at Aliba village some 30 kilometres away from Mokokchung town.

A monolith marking the centre was unveiled by Temsuchuba, extra assistant commissioner of Mokokchung, in the presence of veterinary officials, rural development agency officials, and village council members, among others.

Speaking about the state’s unemployment problem faced by the current generation, Temsuchuba said the time has come for them to consider the concept of ‘back to the land.’ For the people to be released from the shackles of ‘salary economy,’ he said, the primary sector such as agriculture should be prioritised. Another alternative for livelihood is livestock farming which has huge potential and should be given due importance, he said.

The government servant said the people need to help each other. Implementing agencies such as the agriculture and allied sectors and banking partners are ready to provide assistance if the farmers yield results, he said.  Also, he said that the church can play a vital role in providing assistance to the farmers in developing the local economy.

 “Asking ministers for jobs is a wrong concept, but rather ask them for developmental projects,” Temsuchuba said.

Satier sector of the village and its adjoining areas have become a productive farming hub in piggery over the years sponsored by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development and the State Bank of India.

However, there are still some areas that need urgent assistance such as artificial Insemination for synchronised breeding, feed processing units, renovation of water supply pipes destroyed by migrating elephants, and electricity connections, CONFU officials said. The agencies in concern were urged to extend full support toward making efforts that ensure successful projects.

The district administration of Mokokchung was also urged to make Satier an “adopted growth centre.”

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 23, 2020 12:08:54 am