The mid term appraisal committee constituted by ICAR in 1990 to review the work of the All India Coordinated Centres on Pig recommended the establishment of one National Research Centre on Pig preferably in the North Eastern part of the country where 28% of countrys pig population is distributed. Following the recommendation, ICAR approved the establishment of one NRC on pig at Rani, Guwahati, Assam towards the fag end of the IX five year plan. All existing AICRP centres were merged with the NRC and the post of project coordinator was upgraded to the position of Director.

The Mandate of NRCP is to act as a repository of information on pig production and health for regional, national and global policy planning and implementation. It also aims to undertake basic, strategic and applied research in the areas of pig production and health including product/by-product processing, value addition through quality control measures and transfer of the evolved technologies to the client groups.

Rani, Rani, Assam, 781015, India
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Date approved
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 16:45