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Mizoram lifts ban on pig import from other States

 AIZAWL, Oct 10 - The Mizoram Government has allowed procurement of pigs and piglets from other States, but the ban on import of swine from neighbouring countries such as Myanmar and Bangladesh is still on, a State minister said today.

 The State Government had banned imports of the animal from other States and neighbouring countries earlier this year due to prevalence of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and the African Swine Fever (ASF) in south-east Asian nations, said State Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Minister Dr K Beichhua.

Meanwhile, pork became dearer with short supply of pigs and piglets in the last few months due to the import ban, while sales of chicken and fish have increased in the markets of Aizawl, traders said. – PTI

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