Gandhinagar, 2 April 2021
Mukesh Panubhai Patel, 60, of Luswara-Saribujrang village near Ganadevi, Navsari, has given up organic farming. Despite achieving good production, he has given up organic farming due to pig persecution. Cultivation of earthworms and other organisms in his farm became organic. So pigs started coming to their fields and crops were heavily damaged. So they have now resumed farming with chemical fertilizers.
Skip organic farming
They used to bring vegetable waste to the agricultural produce market of Bilimora and put it in the field. For two years he started keeping this waste in the field and his land started giving the best yield. Production also increased. The production of chiku and mango increased from Rs 40 to Rs 60-70 in just two years due to organic farming and disposal of farm market waste. But it has now stopped organic farming. Because pigs are doing a lot of damage by coming to the farm. Also, they used manure, so pigs started coming in more and more. She tied it.
Herd of pigs on the farm
He says that Pigs do not die if given poison. He survives if he gets drinking water. Many farmers kill pigs by applying electricity current in the fields. Every night falls and 40–50 herds of pigs arrive. Pigs do not enter the field due to the smell of chemical fertilizers. Now they are helpless with pigs. Appeal to the government that the government should remove the pigs as soon as possible. The people of the city leave the pigs on the farm. Its population is increasing over the border.
He planted 800 Mahaguni trees 5 years ago. Whose wood is exported. It is used as a wooden sleeper under railway tracks. The farmer has been awarded by the state government for 30 percent increase in mango and chiku production and tree cultivation. Today he is in a terrible condition. He has also planted 250 blood sandalwood trees.
Pigs in the country
There were 10.29 million pigs in 2012 which decreased to 9.06 million in 2019. Out of which 8.17 million are in villages. The central government has announced a decline of 11.40 percent in the villages. The central government estimates that the cities have seen a decline of 17.44 percent. Pigs constitute 1.7 percent of the total cattle in India.
The central government believes that Gujarat is not among the 10 states that have the highest number of pigs. Gujarat has less than 0.25 million pigs.
Barely 658 Pigs in Gujarat – Department of Agriculture
The total number of pigs in Gujarat is 658, the central government has announced. While there are 82 lakh pigs in India. There are 20 lakhs in Assam. There are 12 lakhs in Jharkhand. In 2012, there were a total of 4279 pigs in Gujarat. The government estimates that it has fallen by 85 percent. There are 16 districts in which there is not a single pig. 5354 pigs were killed for meat in Ahmedabad. Gujarat has the lowest number of pigs across India.
There are 9.31 lakh street dogs in Gujarat. There are 2 million dogs in Uttar Pradesh. According to the calculations, the number of dogs has come down from 2.53 lakhs in 2012 to 66 thousand in 2019. 74 percent drop.
20 percent loss to peanuts
Forest department officials estimate that there are more than 11 lakh wild boars in Gujarat. Groundnut is cultivated in 1.6 million hectares in Gujarat and it digs and destroys pigs from the ground. Pigs damage 20 percent of peanuts.
Give to leopard as food
Human life and the lives of dairy animals can be saved if pigs are fed by leopards. Out of 18,000 villages, 90 per cent of the villages have pigs. There are 2400 leopards in Gujarat. Which can be given a pig every two days. So the public can save crores of rupees. Everyday, if we catch 1200 boars and give them leopards, then they are able to finish 4 lakh boars.
Loss of 10 thousand crores
Farmers’ organizations are estimating that out of 54 lakh hectares of agricultural land, 10 lakh hectares of land will be damaged by pigs to the tune of Rs 10,000 crore. At least 7,000 villages are plagued by pigs.
Government’s plan of 750 crores in 2016
On November 23, 2016, Rs 750 crore was given for the installation of barbed iron wire fencing for the protection of standing crops in the field. He had given Rs 30 crore to 13,000 farmers in the first 15 years. On this day, Nitin Patel announced that according to the 2015 census, there were 186770 blue cows and 179500 wild boars in Gujarat. There were 11320 pigs in Kutch. 300 was fixed per meter. Ahaj also costs Rs.110 crores every year.