Please check the authenticity of the news. Hope the news is wrong. This has been stated by environmentalist Rohit Prajapati. Every farmer in Gujarat wants this news to come true instead of rumors.
The Gujarat government had opened a new department called Last Environment. After failing to do so, he has appointed a ‘Minister of Pigs’ from today to resolve the ongoing dispute between ‘pigs and farmers’ and the Chief Minister will keep the ‘pig department ‘ with him till the new minister is appointed. Government of Gujarat has sanctioned Rs. 1000 crore has been allotted.
One such message has been circulating on social media. Which is not true. But such a department is needed now. Because in Gujarat, vehicle tax causes as much loss as revenue.
The details given by the officials of the Department of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry are shocking. Which is as follows.
In Gujarat, more than 11 lakh pigs are causing huge damage to agriculture. Farmers are now being attacked by pigs. In which death also occurs. A woman working in a field in Mandla in Kankrej taluka was stabbed to death by a pig. Urmilaben Chaudhary, a 28-year-old woman, was working on a farm when she was attacked by a pig and sustained serious injuries to her neck. The woman died due to serious injuries.
In 2017, a herdsman named Morjibhai Thakor of Godhana village in Patan district was attacked and killed by a pig. Two people were also injured. In January 2019, 100 people contracted African swine fever in China. Its virus has killed 916,000 pigs (pigs) spread by pigs. Viral diseases, including swine flu, spread from pigs, have killed more than 600 people. 12,500 people tested positive for swine flu.
Maharashtra comes first and Gujarat comes second. In Gujarat, 87 people were killed. Yet not a single pig was killed. Of the 16 lions killed in Gir, some ate stale pork. Peanuts have been planted by farmers in 1.5 million hectares in the state in 2020. In which a pig peanut’s horn is found in the needle and it is dug out of the ground and eaten by pigs roaming in the fields. Due to which farmers are suffering from drought.
The question of pigs has been raging for the last 14 years in 90 per cent of the 18,000 villages in the state. The pig population is growing every year. Due to which farmers have to lose their crops. It damages peanuts and other crops. But in Gujarat, out of 21 lakh hectares of groundnuts, at least 20 per cent i.e. 3 lakh hectares of groundnuts are being damaged by pigs.
However, the government does not make arrangements for pig disposal. There is an option to leave the pangolin in the forest by hunting the pangolin. So that leopards can stop attacking humans and kill precious animals. There are 2200 pangolins in Gujarat, which seems to be enough for feeding one to 10 village pigs. The state government should think of this scheme so that crores of rupees of government and people and lives of the people can be saved.
Farmers’ pig eradication plan:
Declare a plan to kill pigs, give weapons to the farmers and compensate them. Encourage slaughterhouses to allow more pigs to be slaughtered. This will also save the milch cattle around the forest from the prey of lions or pangolins and will kill the pigs and fill their stomachs. If these three schemes are implemented, the harassment of pigs can be eliminated. The entire crop of groundnuts planted in the farm was cleared in a single night by a herd of pigs. So the farmer was left in a miserable condition. A herd of 80 pigs was struck. The pigs ate 25 Vigha peanuts with their noses and mouths and ate the peanuts. This is happening in every village.
7 thousand villages to Rs. 3 thousand crore loss
Due to the loss of 3 lakh hectares of land due to pigs, farmers have to pay Rs. The damage is estimated at Rs 3,000 crore. Therefore, the government should take immediate action in this regard and announce a plan for the disposal of pigs. MLAs raise this question in every assembly session but there is no solution. There is a problem of pigs in 7 thousand villages. Saurashtra is most affected.
Surat and Ahmedabad eat pork
A total of 10,344 pigs were slaughtered in Gujarat, including 7,153 in Surat and 3,191 in Ahmedabad, and their meat was sold by Slaughter House. The government should encourage this and announce help for killing more pigs. Because 12,889 buffaloes and 1.03 lakh goats and 51,604 sheep were slaughtered in the slaughterhouse, the farmers would benefit if the slaughter increased. 2.31 lakh kg of meat was obtained from pigs.
1 crore pigs in the country and 4 thousand in Gujarat:
Department of Agriculture The state government’s agriculture department says in a report that there are 1,02,94,000 pigs in the country. While there are only 4,000 pigs in Gujarat. Which is completely wrong.
There are 13 lakh pigs in Uttar Pradesh. Out of one crore pigs, Gujarat should have 7 lakh pigs as per 7% of the country, but if we look at the number in villages, that number may be more than 11 lakh. Farmers’ experiences also say that an average of 50 to 100 pigs are seen in their village.
Where one says there is no pig there are 10,000
The government’s agriculture department said in a report that there is not a single pig in Amreli district but in fact there are more than 10,000 pigs here. Districts where there is not a single pig have been declared by the Rupani government of Gujarat.
In Anand, Banaskantha, Bhavnagar, Dahod, Gandhinagar, Junagadh, Kheda, Mehsana, Narmada, Panchmahal, Patan, Surendranagar, Valsad and Vapi M15 districts, not a single pig has been declared by the agriculture department. Where in fact there will be from 5 thousand to 10 thousand pigs per district.