National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has developed the District level document on Area Development Schemes.
The economy of the district is predominantly agriculture based. This Area Development Scheme has been prepared by NABARD to increase the flow of credit to accelerate the pace of capital formation in agriculture especially under Animal Husbandry sector and also to ensure SHG/JLG members to take up income generating activities on a sustainable basis in the district. The scheme will be implemented under the guidance of District Administration, in association with ASRLM, Animal Husbandry &Veterinary Department, RSETI, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, NGOs and the branches of associated banks in the identified area.
An oeverview of the plan is provided below.
Baksa district is inhabited by population of Bodo, Kochari, Sonowal and Rajbongshi tribes who traditionally prefer pig rearing. There is very good market for pork in the district. Piggery farm is a profitable business for them. There is a good potential for piggery farming in the district which would help in enhancing self-employment generation. The tribal population prefer pig breeding as a traditional activity and their economy contributes to the district’s economy.
Considering the importance of pig production in enhancing the rural livelihood and as a good solution to the unemployment/under-employment problems amongst the rural youth, the Area Development Scheme has been formulated.
The small ruminants provide livelihood support to the poor underprivileged landless, and marginal farm households. The goat and sheep production systems are mainly subsistence-oriented but in view of the rising demand for meat, there is a great scope for their commercialization in the district.
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