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Piggery Development

As per Livestock census 2003, the pig population in the country was 139.19 lakhs of which 21.80 lakhs were cross bred/exotic pigs. Exotic breeds like white Yorkshire, Hampshire and Landrace are maintained at these farms. There are about 158 pig breeding farms in the country run by the State Governments/UTs. Efforts are being made in consultation with Planning Commission and other appraisal agencies to initiate Integrated Piggery Development Scheme under Macro Management Scheme during 11th Five Year Plan..

Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on: 07-01-2011