Pig reproduction centre finally ready after 11 years of apathy


Deccan Herald had highlighted the issue related to the building in its columns. The building, which was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 30 lakh, was lying in an abandoned condition for the last 11 years. Recently, authorities concerned took initiatives to complete the construction work. As a result, work has been completed and the building is ready for use.

The Zilla Panchayat Engineering Division has handed over the building to the Animal Husbandry Department last week. The Department was prepared to open the pig reproduction centre and it had already reserved Rs 10 lakh for the purpose. However, officials could not start the unit as the building was in a neglected state.
Department Assistant Director Dr Pradeep said that he centre has facilities to rear about 60 piglets. In the first phase, about 20 piglets will be brought to the centre from Munnootti of Kerala. A septic tank has been constructed in the centre premises so that the sewage will not be flown to Bhadra river. In future, once the centre was made full-fledged, farmers in the region will get Yorkshire piglets at reasonable price.
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