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AR organizes awareness programme

Thursday, 23 November 2017 12:04
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Dimapur, November 22: With a view to sensitize the farmers and senior citizens about their various rights and responsibilities about the Government policies and schemes and educative capsule for farmers a one day awareness programme was held on November 22 at Local Ground Wokha.

As a part of this event National Integrated Tour was also organized for the farmers. Two farmers from each district were selected and were given the opportunity to visit places like Ambala, Shimla and Solan. One of the farmers from Wokha Village, Thungbemo shared about his tour experiences and shared views to take up agricultural products which are viable/suitable in the area

Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, Wezope Kenye, while addressing the programme, said there are many government policies, schemes and programmes but due to lack of awareness people are ignorant about the policies and fail to avail the opportunities, and expressed happiness to the Assam Rifles for sensitizing the people about their rights and good initiative taken up.

SDO (Agri) Rosemary, who also spoke during the function emphasized on the importance of our age old traditional way of farming. She encouraged the farmers to practice organic farming for healthy life and to make pollution and eco friendly environment. The officers briefed the gathering about the various government policies and schemes in detail. 

About 150 farmers and senior citizens attended the programme. 

(Page News Service) 

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