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Assam Rifles organises tour programme on commercial piggery
IFP Bureau | First Published: November 8, 2019 12:06:42 pm
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A Staff Correspondent | Ukhrul

Assam Rifles, Somsai Battalion, Ukhrul under civic action programme organised “on the job training capsule on commercial piggery tour” in association with Symbiotic Foods Private Ltd, Tezpur from November 2-8, 2019. A total of 21 aspirants from Ukhrul District participated in the tour programme. 

The 27 Assam Rifles, Somsai has taken the initiative of conducting “Entrepreneurship Workshop” on May 29, 2019 at AR Wino Post, Ukhrul. Hundreds of unemployed youths and farmers from Ukhrul District had participated in the said workshop. Chief Executive Officer of Symbiotic Foods Private Ltd, Tezpur, Manoj Kumar Basumatary, was the motivator and resource person of the workshop.

The workshop inspired the participants to take up piggery as a profession. A total of 21 aspirants from Ukhrul District were selected from the workshop for exposure trip to Tezpur.  Recognising the lack of unemployment and scarcity of jobs,  the Assam Rifles under the initiatives of Commanding Officer, Col. Rippon Bora had organised the “on the job training capsule on commercial piggery tour” so that unemployed youths and farmers get hands-on knowledge about piggery. 

The participants on their return from their tour were warmly received by Col. Rippon Bora and some officers from 27 Assam Rifles at its outpost at wino Bazaar today. 
Candid Horam of Kachai village, one of the participants shared that this tour programme had been an eye opener and an inspiration to take up piggery as a profession. 

During interaction, the participants expressed their gratitude towards Assam Rifles for organising the tour. They also shared that the method and system used at the piggery farm in Tezpur could be applied in Ukhrul too. Col. Rippon Bora expressed his willingness to extend assistance to the participants who were interested in taking up piggery as their profession. 

There is a huge market for piggery. The consumption of pork and demands for piglets are very high in Ukhrul. Since the locals cannot meet the demands, they have to rely on supplies from outside. 

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