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Nagaland eats 64,624 kg pork per day

By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 15, 2020 11:45 pm

Our Correspondent
Kohima, Feb. 15 (EMN):
Pork is synonymous with Naga cuisine. In reply to a starred question asked by legislator Y Vikheho Swu in the assembly, the minister for Transport, Civil Aviation and Railways, Land Resources department P Paiwang Konyak has replied that there are 10 government established “pig farms” in Nagaland. It is a good number that may explain that the state consumes more than 60,000 kilograms  of pork per day.

As informed by the department, pork consumption per district in a day stands approximately in the total of 64, 624 kg / day.

The department informed that during 2019-20, the Internal Domestic Meat Production was 32.03 (000 tonnes). Out of this, pork produced locally by the Naga people is approximately 1,92,20,000 kg.

Konyak said 10 governments established piggeries or “pig farms” have been giving piglets to farmers.

Total amount of funds sanctioned against the 2-lane road from Kohima new check gate to Lerie

The deputy chief minister of Nagaland Yanthungo Patton has said that the total amount of fudns sanctioned per kilometre for the 2-lane road from Kohima New Check Gate to Lerie is INR 11.11 crore, and the total length is 10 kilometre. He was giving the statement in response to a starred question asked by legislator Chotisuh Sazo.

He informed that the work was allotted to Vilelie Khamo and Sons on December 15 2017, and funds amounting of INR 98.64 crore out of INR 111.11 crore has been released to the contractor till date.

He replied that the original work has been completed but additional work under contingency provisions will be completed by March 31 this year.

Talking about funds for maintenance of rural roads, Patton replied to MLA Yitachu that funds have been earmarked for the maintenance of rural roads which are not covered by and regular funding.

District Consumption of pork per day
Dimapur 13448 kg
Kohima 9500 kg
Mokokchung 7852 kg
Zunheboto 7011 kg
Wokha 6230 kg
Phek 5810 kg
Tuensang 5441 kg
Mon 4110 kg
Kiphire 1745 kg
Longleng 1396 kg
Peren 2081 kg
Total 64624 kg / day
By Our Correspondent Updated: Feb 15, 2020 11:45:28 pm