Know how pig farming changed the livelihood of poor village
Women changed the condition of the village by rearing pigs
Till some time ago, pig farming was done only by a specific group in the country, because people used to look at this business with inferiority, but now the picture has changed. Pig farming is a good way to earn more profit at less cost. Those who had no means of livelihood, are now financially prosperous due to pig farming. It changed the fate of a village in Arunachal Pradesh. The people of this village, living in extreme poverty, are now living a better life with their families due to pig farming.
Women Self Help Groups Initiative
Some of the poorest families in the district lived in village Sengapathar in Lohit district in Arunachal Pradesh. They had no means of livelihood. In order to increase the income of their respective families, the women of the village formed Self Help Groups (SHGs) by the name Ayojyoti.
This self-help group had to face many difficulties. In the beginning none of his plans were successful. However, group chairperson Beronica Indivar and secretary Maryam Munda did not give up. He continued to make efforts to eradicate the poverty of the villagers. He approached the Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) in Lohit to provide skill development training in animal husbandry.
Changed fortune from pig farming
The women of self-help groups took training related to pig farming. Thereafter, he was assisted by Lekang LAMPS (a large agricultural multi-purpose cooperative society) with financial assistance of Rs 1,37,500 for buying pigs, building sheds for pigs to live in, water pumps and fodder. Teams of three women were formed, who took turns rearing and feeding the pigs. Due to the tireless efforts of the group, within a year, the pig farming unit started getting profit.
The value of the swine stock also increased. The value of 19 pigs became about one lakh 25 thousand rupees. The women members of the group also started taking loans among themselves, but its limit was kept only up to Rs 20,000. The total assets created by the group are valued at Rs 1.5 lakh. Now the group is in a position to provide employment to other women in need in its pig farming unit. As of today, the group is planning to set up two more units.
Keep these things in mind while practising pig farming
- You can keep the pigs’ living space unheated, but the ceiling height should be 10-12 feet, as pigs tend to heat up more.
- There should also be proper arrangement of water.
- Pigs are at higher risk of four diseases, which include strangulation, hoof-swelling, skin-related diseases, and swine fever. Timely vaccination is necessary to prevent this.
- The pig should be fed according to its weight. 2 to 5 kg of grain can be fed to a pig weighing from 25 kg to 100 kg. Whereas an adult pig weighing 100 to 250 kg should be given 5 to 8.5 kg of grain.
- Follow the formula of raising 10 females and one male pig for maximum profits.
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