The Corporation health department officials commenced a drive to remove pigs out of the city limits.

City Health Officer R. Selvakumar told The Hindu that as many as eight pigs were caught from within the city limits on Tuesday.

The pigs removed from the city limits were later released to the nearby forest areas. Dr. Selvakumar said that the pig rearing within the city limits had been banned by the Corporation. A fine of Rs. 1,000 would be imposed per shed that host pigs.

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