Punjab Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar has directed the officials of the department to further strengthen the mechanism for keeping a check on the inflow of wild pigs brought illegally from other states and illegal traders, which are affecting the pork market of the state. He also directed to write a letter to the DGP Punjab for the vigil on link roads of the border villages.
After listening to the problems of the representatives of the Progressive Piggery Farmers Association here at his office, Cabinet Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar said that illegal entry of wild pigs in the state, causing economic loss to the pig farmers on the one hand, there is more possibility of spreading serious diseases like African Swine Fever to farm-pigs of the state from the wild pigs.
Director, Animal Husbandry Dr. Subhash Chander Goyal apprised the Animal Husbandry Minister that to resolve this problem, the department has set up check posts at the entry points on major road of the state and deployed veterinary officers, who are taking necessary action in coordination with police officers.
Cabinet Minister Bhullar directed the officials of the Animal Husbandry Department to further strengthen the system to stop the illegal inflow of the pigs and nab the illegal traders. He asked the officials to liaise with the DGP Punjab for setting up check posts on link roads of the border villages also for strict vigil so that the pig farmers do not face any problem.