Remedial Works at the Waste Treatment Plant, St. Martin Pig Farm
Remedial Works at the Waste Treatment Plant, St. Martin Pig Farm
The St. Martin Pig Farm was set up in 1985 on a portion of State Land to the extent of 10 arpents with a view to alleviating problems of pig breeders in the outskirts of the towns of Beau Bassin/Rose Hill. A pig waste treatment plant was set up in 2003 at the farm for an amount of Rs 8.2 Million by the Government to treat pig effluents, which were causing environmental problems such as odor and ground water pollution. However, since the beginning of 2005 the treatment plant has not been functioning properly as the part of the main underground sewage pipe and the manholes along the line were clogged.

This project is mainly concerned with remedial works at St. Martin Pig Farm for the cleaning and maintenance of the pig waste treatment plant. The scope of works includes cleaning of pipes, manholes, digesters and sedimentation basins; construction of additional manholes, supply and fixing of 46 sieves and 2 sump tanks; increasing the slopes for conduct pipes as well as sizes of pipes; and other minor works.The objectives of the project are mainly to bring back the pig waste treatment plant into optimum operation with an enhanced sewage pipe line for the treatment of pig effluents and to ward off environmental problems linked with pig effluents.
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Project Snapshot

Plaisance Pig Credit & Marketing Co-operative Society Ltd
Area Of Work:
International Waters
Grant Amount:
US$ 48,593.61
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 6,088.28
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 15,707.76
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
The Plaisance Pig Credit & Marketing Co-operative Society is an autonomous association of farmers involved in pig breeding activities. Presently 44 members are grouped in the Society. Rearing of pigs, which thoroughly sustain the livelihood of the members of the Society, is the main activity conducted by them in the farmland of the Society. Some ten women breeders are actively involved in pig breeding activities at the farm. These 44 members are representatives of 44 families that rely on pig breeding as their main support for their subsistence. The livelihood of the 44 breeders thoroughly depends upon the implementation of this project. It is commonly known that pig wastes are hazards both to the health of the breeders and to the environment where the pig rearing activity is undertaken. Through this project, the risks will be largely contained and the breeders can safely carry on with their pig rearing activities.


Ministry of Agro-Industry

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Paul Elvis Raya
Phone: +(230) 464 2461


C/o Mr. Paul Elvis Raya, Dr. Idriss Goomany Street, Plaisance, Rose Hill
Plaisance, Rose Hill ,

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Mrs. Pamela Bapoo-Dundoo
(230) 213 53 84
(230) 212 14 11


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