Farmers’ welfare workshop organized in State

Dimapur, May 2: Along with the rest of the State, Zunheboto ATMA block organised farmers welfare workshop in the DC’s conference hall, Zunheboto on Wednesday under the theme ‘Doubling of farmers income’.
Speaking at the event as special guest, SDO (C) Ajit Kumar Ranjan, IAS spoke on the importance of having SHG for generating more income from farming. He encouraged farmers to open bank account for saving the money generated from agricultural products.
While presenting his speech through power point, Dr. Rajesh from KVK, NU Lumami said that to double the farmers income, the farmers need to shift from monocrop area to multiple cropping and by using the HYV for all crops, one can generate more income. He informed the farmers to avail the facilities provided by KVK which can be accessed through online or by phone. He also stressed on the importance of using vermi compost in farming in order to have organic food.
Chubatsur Jamie, BTM delivered the key note address. Success story was shared by Kavito Zhimo, Progressive farmer.
Later the Department of Horticulture distributed vegetable seeds free of cost. Meanwhile the department of AH&VS organised free health camp/free ARV vaccination, fertility awareness and distribution of medicines at District Veterinary Hospital Zunheboto.
In the programme the Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Mia Toshi said that free health camp and free vaccination is being organised to prevent the premature death of livestock and to generate income from livestock.
Dimapur: On account of Farmer’s Welfare Day, the Department of AH & Veterinary Services organised free vaccination of livestocks and animal health camp on May 2 at Veterinary Hospital, Burma Camp, Dimapur.
Free vaccination, free treatment and free medicine were given and more than 500 animals were treated during the camp.
Bhandari: Kisan Kalyan Karyashala farmers workshop was organised by ATMA Bhandari in collaboration with Agri & Allied Departments at community hall Bhandari on May 2.
Tiameren Chang, ADC Bhandari, speaking at the programme, appreciated the departments for organising the farmers workshop. He stated that organic foods are very important these days and people have sufficient land to feed the whole state but the Lower range Lothas are not hard working. He urged the farmers to overcome laziness and make use of the potential resources, utilize the fertile land and supply the whole area with organic vegetables by the year 2022.
Earlier welcome address was given by Chumbeni Odyuo, SDO (S&WC) Bhandari. Successful stories of farming on tomato, vegetables, Ginger were shared by farmers. The resource persons were Tracey Mozhui, ATM, ATMA Bhandari, Tumchobeni Kikon, ATM, ATMA Bhandari, Chumbeni Odyuo SDO (S&WC) BTT convener, ATMA Bhandari. Dr Mhathung. More than 75 farmers attend the workshop programme.
(Page News Service)