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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2017)
Socio-economic status of small scale pig farmers in rural communities of Tripura


Author(s): N Ahmed, S Doley, K Ahmed and BB Das

Abstract: The study was undertaken to obtain baseline information on socio-economic status of rural pig farmers and different management practices in Tripura. A total of 200 rural households owning pigs were interviewed randomly. In the study, the most of the pig farmers were female (76.5%) and small proportion was male (23.5%). Majority of pig farmers were ST (68%) followed by SC (28%) and a small proportion was OBC (4%). Pigs were reared under straw shed raised housing (42.5%) followed by girth tethering (30.5%), fencing system (18.5%) and free grazing (8.5%). In conclusion, there is need to promote extension services on scientific pig farming, proper veterinary services and marketing channel to uplift the pig population.

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How to cite this article:
N Ahmed, S Doley, K Ahmed, BB Das. Socio-economic status of small scale pig farmers in rural communities of Tripura. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(3):102-104.
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